Historic Structures

B&O Railroad East Roundhouse, Martinsburg West Virginia

Date added: October 4, 2017 Categories: West Virginia Train Station

East Roundhouse is a building in the former locomotive repair and machine shops erected by the B & 0 in Martinsburg beginning in 1849. Destroyed by the Confederal troops in 1861, the existing shops date from 1866 and later. Originally identical to the West Roundhouse, the building had its cast-iron frame replaced by roof-trusses of heavy timber in 1927.

The B&O Railroad shops operated until 1988. This site was active early in the Civil War and was the site of the first National Labor Strike of 1877.

B&O Railroad East Roundhouse, Martinsburg West Virginia CENTER OF ROOF SHOWING HEAVY TIMBER TRUSSES BEARING ON COMPRESSION RING 1970
CENTER OF ROOF SHOWING HEAVY TIMBER TRUSSES BEARING ON COMPRESSION RING 1970

B&O Railroad East Roundhouse, Martinsburg West Virginia CONNECTION BETWEEN CAST-IRON ROOF TRUSSES AND OCTAGONAL, CAST-IRON COLUMNS 1970
CONNECTION BETWEEN CAST-IRON ROOF TRUSSES AND OCTAGONAL, CAST-IRON COLUMNS 1970

B&O Railroad East Roundhouse, Martinsburg West Virginia BASE OF INCLINED COLUMN SHOWING STUB-END FITTING WHERE INCLINED COLUMN WOULD HAVE CONNECTED 1970
BASE OF INCLINED COLUMN SHOWING STUB-END FITTING WHERE INCLINED COLUMN WOULD HAVE CONNECTED 1970

B&O Railroad East Roundhouse, Martinsburg West Virginia INTERIOR VIEW SHOWING SMALL, WHEELED WORK CARS ON TRACK 1970
INTERIOR VIEW SHOWING SMALL, WHEELED WORK CARS ON TRACK 1970