PA rail museum to build $6.1M roundhouse

Written by The Associated Press | Apr 22, 2013 4:34 AM

Photo by Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania

(Strasburg) -- A state-owned railroad museum in central Pennsylvania has announced plans to build a $6.1 million roundhouse of the type used to service and repair locomotives during the glory days of rail in America. 

Director Charles Fox of the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania in Strasburg says there are probably not more than a half-dozen such structures left in the state.

The museum plans to break ground in the spring of next year on the 1,600-square-foot roundhouse and open it by late 2015.
Fox said the climate-controlled roundhouse will house six steam locomotives, five of which are one-of-a-kind, and the structure is intended to preserve and protect them.

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