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Location DB > United States > North Carolina > Greensboro > Southern Railway Roundhouse
 Name
Southern Railway Roundhouse
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 Database Info
created by aGlock4u on 5/30/2007 6:57 PM
last modified by aGlock4u on 5/30/2008 11:54 PM
 Viewability
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
 Overview
 Description
Large brick and concrete structure with several smaller metal outbuildings.
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: forget it
 Physical Information
Address
3303 Spring Garden Street
Greensboro, North Carolina
United States
Owner: Unknown, Formerly Myers Brothers Scrap Metals
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  •  Hazards
  • asbestos
  • rust
  • unsafe flooring
  • flooding
  • water
  • air quality
  •  Interesting Features
    The open stalls where locomotives were serviced, some office areas still have stuff in them. There's a metal plate in the floor in one part with a big hole in it, whatever is under there is flooded. This is one of only 3 roundhouses in North Carolina. The other two are at Spencer (NC Transportation Museum) and Asheville (Norfolk Southern Corp).
     Security Measures
  • Occasional Police Patrols
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1919
    Closed: 1999
     Required Equipment
  • flashlight
  • breathing mask
  • gloves
  • head protection
  •  Recommended Equipment

     History
    This was formerly the Greensboro Roundhouse owned by the Southern Railway Company. At one point Greensboro was a railroad hub with the Southern Railway and the Atlantic & Yadkin Railway crossing near Elm Street. This was once an 18-stall roundhouse that serviced steam locomotives running out of Greensboro's Pomona Terminal. It sits in the middle of a "wye" track. At once time, there was also a large turntable used to turn locomotives. After railroad service, it was sold to Myers Brothers Scrap Metals and was used as a scrapyard until the late 1990's when it was closed. It is on the NRHS Historical Structures List.
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     Future Plans
    This is a historic building, so there has been talk of restoring it as a museum, but due to the poor overall condition of the building it's unknown if that will happen.
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    05-30-07 trip
    Wed, May 30th, 2007
    posted by aGlock4u
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    Fri, Oct 5th, 2007
    posted by pezking4
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    train depot
    Mon, Jun 11th, 2007
    posted by Viavinci
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     Validation
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 7/23/2008 11:58 PM.

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  • on Jul 23 08 at 23:58, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Jun 17 08 at 20:40, flux created a new gallery
  • on May 30 08 at 23:54, aGlock4u changed the following: Recommendation
  • on May 15 08 at 5:50, pezking4 changed the following: Status
  • on Apr 12 08 at 0:26, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Mar 31 08 at 14:57, SaraBellum deleted gallery Are we having fun yet? and its 7 pictures
  • on Oct 5 07 at 3:58, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Oct 5 07 at 2:25, pezking4 updated gallery picture 018.JPG
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