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New Haven Rail Yard, Machine Shop, Vicinity of Union Avenue , New Haven, New Haven County, CT



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Location
Vicinity of Union Avenue, New%2525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252BHaven, CT

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER CT-160-E
Building/structure dates: 1870 initial construction
Significance: The Machine Shop is significant as the only major original component still standing from the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad's 1870 shop complex. Built by its predecessor, the New York and New Haven Railroad, the complex also included a large roundhouse, forge building, car-building shop, and paint shop, all integrated with transfer tables and connecting tracks. The railroad built many locomotives here, as well as rolling stock for its freight operations, and for many years this was its major repair and maintenance facility. The building also has a feature of great interest for the history of building technology: roof trusses that incorporate cast-iron components.

Related Names
New York, New Haven And Hartford Railroad
New Haven And Hartford Railroad
Fink, Albert


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
SOUTH AND EAST ELEVATIONS, SHOWING TWO OF THE SEVEN LARGE ROUND-ARCHED OPENINGS, ALONG WITH ADDED SHED-ROOFED PORTION, CAMERA FACING NORTHWEST.
NORTH ELEVATION, CAMERA FACING SOUTHWEST.
WEST END OF BUILDING, SHOWING CORRUGATED SIDING OVER REBUILT WEST WALL, AND SOUTH WALL THAT FORMERLY ADJOINED A POWER HOUSE, CAMERA FACING NORTHEAST.
DETAIL OF BRICK CORNICE, SOUTHEAST CORNER, CAMERA FACING NORTH.
INTERIOR, SHOWING ROOF TRUSSES, WEST END, CAMERA FACING NORTHWEST.
DETAIL OF CAST-IRON ROOF-TRUSS MEMBER, CAMERA FACING NORTHEAST.
INTERIOR, SHOWING ARCHWAYS NOW COVERED BY WOOD-FRAMED SHED-ROOFED PORTION, CAMERA FACING SOUTH.


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