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Location DB > United States > Ohio > Fairfield > Fisher Body Rail Depot
Fisher Body Rail Depot
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created by Gordon Bombay on 1/30/2008 3:36 PM
last modified by Gordon Bombay on 2/1/2008 2:29 AM
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Building once had CSX rail tracks running under it. Good would be shipped via the conveyor belt from the main facility to this depot and lowered onto the train underneath the building. The rails then ran to both Cincinnati and Dayton. Interior consists of a network of stairs that form a small maze throughout the facility.
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Connected to another building that is Under Construction and occupied.
Accessibility: Moderate
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby
 Physical Information

Fairfield, Ohio
United States
Owner: First Highland Development Company
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  •  Hazards
  • rust
  • unsafe flooring
  • air quality
  • Nearby active facilities and construction crews.
  •  Interesting Features
    -Large network of stairs that lead to an office overlooking the interior of the building.
    -Industrial Machinery.
    -1980's newspapers.
     Security Measures
  • fences
  • cameras
  • Nearby active facilities and construction crews.
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1948
    Closed: 1989
     Required Equipment
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  • breathing mask
  • gloves
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    This Fairfield division of General Motor's Fisher Body was built in 1948 as an assembly plant for automobile coaches. The 1.3 million square foot facility reached its peak in 1988. That year General Motors sold the plant, which employed several thousand at the time. The plant was sold to a joint venture between the Chinese government and Korean reverend Sun Myung Moon to construct a new car called the 'Panda'. The plans for the 'panda' fell through and Castle Metals became the main tenant in the early 1990's. As the new millenium turned only 60% of the facility was in use, with its satellite rail yard abandoned. In spring 2006 First Highland development company of Boston purchased the property with plans for a 10.3 million dollar renevation that includes a new steel and brick art deco facade being constructed on the main plant. As of February 2007, they were halfway done. The adjoining railyard, which has buildings connected to the main plant by means of an old enclosed conveyer belt system, including this one, that travels above the parking lot then down to the main plant, are the only abandoned and unguarded structures that are able to be explored.
     Media Coverage
    Cincinnati Enquirer article:

     Future Plans
    Adjoining facilities have been renovated and house active tenants, this building is rumored to be getting torn down. It still stands as of January 2008.

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    February 2007
    Thu, Feb 1st, 2007
    posted by Gordon Bombay
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     Web Links - Cincinnati and surrounding area exploration.
    http://news.enquir...01040319/-1/back01 - 2007 Cincinnati Enquirer article.


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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 2/7/2008 12:56 AM.

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  • on Feb 7 08 at 0:56, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Feb 1 08 at 2:50, Gordon Bombay made this location available
  • on Feb 1 08 at 2:49, Gordon Bombay updated gallery picture Stairs.
  • on Feb 1 08 at 2:49, Gordon Bombay updated gallery picture Stairs to the office.
  • on Feb 1 08 at 2:49, Gordon Bombay updated gallery picture 2nd floor.
  • on Feb 1 08 at 2:49, Gordon Bombay updated gallery picture Control.
  • on Feb 1 08 at 2:49, Gordon Bombay updated gallery picture 2nd floor window.
  • on Feb 1 08 at 2:48, Gordon Bombay updated gallery picture Railyard.
  • on Feb 1 08 at 2:48, Gordon Bombay updated gallery picture Ladder.
  • on Feb 1 08 at 2:47, Gordon Bombay updated gallery picture 2nd floor.
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    You must log in for this feature to work.Please update this location (Fisher Body Plant in Fairfield, OH)Miryokuteki05783/9/2012 8:43 AM by Miryokuteki
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