The Gritty, Darkside of Railroads Written by jimberly I snapped this picture of the ruins of Southern Pacific’s machine shop in Eugene, Oregon. On the right edge of the building the roundhouse once attached however, due to environmental problems was removed years ago. This portion of the rail yard was where steam locomotives are repaired, overhauled, or inspected and just a bit out of the right-side frame is the 120′ diameter turntable, the locomotive would directed onto this platter then a controller would throw a lever, the table turns stopping at the appropriate stall to which the enginge would move. The yard is now owned and operated by Union Pacific but only for assembling trains maintenance is done down the line. Advertisements Share this:TwitterLinkedInFacebookEmailLike this:Like Loading... Related Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.