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Society: ASMEMain Category: MechanicalSub Category: Rail TransportationEra: 1850-1859DateCreated: 1850s205 N Broadway StreetAuroraState: ILZip: 60505Country: USAWebsite: http://www.asme.org/about-asme/history/landmarks/topics-m-z/rail-transportation---2/-132-chicago-burlington---quincy-railroad-roundhouCreator: Waterhouse, Levi Hull

The Chicago, Burlington, & Quincy Railroad was the first railroad to link Chicago and the Mississippi River, in the 1850s. This forty-stall roundhouse, large even for its time, became a major center for railroad activity for the CB&Q. It served as a repair and construction facility from which more locomotives and cars than any other CB&Q installation were built. Steam engines, passenger cars, freight cars, precision parts, tools, and machines were designed and built, beginning about 1858.

YearAdded:
1988
Image Credit: Courtesy Flickr/EarlRShumaker (CC BY 2.0)Image Caption: Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad RoundhouseEra_date_from: 1850s
Baltimore & Ohio Roundhouse & Shop Complex
Society: ASCEMain Category: CivilSub Category: BuildingsEra: 1840-1849DateCreated: between 1842 and the229 E Martin StreetMartinsburgState: WVZip: 25401Country: USAWebsite: http://www.asce.org/project/baltimore---ohio-railroad-roundhouse---shop-complex/Creator: Fink, Albert, Latrobe, Benjamin

"The roundhouse is an amazing survivor of an important era in American engineering and architectural history. Eric DeLony, chief of the National Park Service's Historic American Engineering Record, has called it 'the most important surviving cast-iron framed building in North America.'"   
From: The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Martinsburg Shop Complex: Historic Structure Report. By John P. Hankey, August, 2000.

YearAdded:
2001
Image Credit: Courtesy Flickr/Roger Wollstadt (CC BY-SA 2.0)Image Caption: The Baltimore & Ohio (B&O) Roundhouse, built 1851.Era_date_from: between 1842 and the
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