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Ohio & Mississippi Railroad, Repair Shops, Van Trees & Seventeenth Streets, Washington, Daviess County, IN



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Item Title


Location
Van Trees & Seventeenth Streets, Washington, IN

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER IN-5
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-4).
Significance: The Repair Shops in Washington were constructed by the Ohio and Mississippi Railroad in 1889, and were a large installation for their day. The original complex consisted of a roundhouse, machine shop, erecting shop, tin, copper, and pipe shop, boiler shop, planing mil, passenger car shop, paint shop, steel car shop, and freight car shop. Located midway between Cincinnati and St. Louis, the building provided facilities for major repair work as well as for construction of new equipment. In the 1890's, the shops passed along with the rest of the railroad into the hands of the Baltimore and Ohio. In recent years, most of the shop buildings have been owned by the U.S. Railway Equipment Company which still uses them for railroad equipment work.

Subjects
Brick Buildings
Railroad Shops & Yards
Railroad Companies


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. GENERAL VIEW FROM NORTHEAST
2. VIEW OF EAST END FROM SOUTHEAST
3. VIEW OF SOUTH END FROM SOUTHEAST
4. GENERAL VIEW OF EAST SHOP
5. VIEW OF SHOP FROM SOUTHWEST
6. VIEW OF SOUTH END OF SHOP
7. GENERAL VIEW OF OFFICES
8. VIEW OF EAST SIDE
9. VIEW SHOWING TRANSFER TABLE FROM SOUTH
10. VIEW OF WEST ELEVATION FROM NORTHWEST
11. TELEPHOTO VIEW SHOWING DATE STONE, EAST (FRONT) ELEVATION OF OFFICE BUILDING
12. VIEW OF POWERHOUSE FROM SOUTHWEST
13. VIEW OF RAILYARD EMPLOYEES
14. VIEW OF STENCIL SHOP FROM NORTHWEST SHOWING NO TRAFFIC
15. VIEW OF STENCIL SHOP FROM NORTHWEST SHOWING TRAFFIC
16. VIEW SHOWING TRANSFER TABLE FROM EAST
17. VIEW SHOWING TRANSFER TABLE
18. DETAIL VIEW OF TRANSFER TABLE
19. VIEW OF TRANSFER TABLE FROM SHOP
20. VIEW SHOWING TRANSFER TABLE FROM SHOP
21. DETAIL VIEW OF THE TURNTABLE AND ROUNDHOUSE
23. VIEW OUT TO TRANSFER TABLE BETWEEN SHOPS
24. VIEW OUT TO TRANSFER TABLE BETWEEN SHOPS
25. DETAIL VIEW DOORS AND HINGES ON ROUNDHOUSE
26. DETAIL TYPICAL ENTRANCE DOORS AND CAST-IRON SUPPORT COLUMNS TO ROUNDHOUSE
27. EAST SHOP SHOWING SUPPLIES OF WHEELS AND UNDERCARRIAGES
28. DETAIL, EAST SHOP
29. CLOSE-UP DETAIL, TRUSS SYSTEM, SOUTH END, WEST SHOP
30. VIEW IN POWER PLANT
31. VIEW IN POWER PLANT
32. TRUSS SYSTEM SOUTH END WEST SHOP
33. PHOTOCOPY OF CA. 1926 AERIAL VIEW, COURTESY WILLIAM REINERS, WASHINGTON, INDIANA
34. PHOTOCOPY OF INSURANCE MAP, 1921, COURTESY WILLIAM REINERS, WASHINGTON, INDIANA


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