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Date: 01/13/21 13:04
Santa Fe roundhouse in Galveston,Tx
Author: gcm

June 76
I don't believe the roundhouse lasted very long after this visit.

Gary



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/13/21 13:04 by gcm.








Date: 01/13/21 14:04
Re: Santa Fe roundhouse in Galveston,Tx
Author: HB90MACH

At one time, that would have been a hard shot to get because of the activity long since silenced



Date: 01/13/21 17:32
Re: Santa Fe roundhouse in Galveston,Tx
Author: Hou74-76

I am surprised it lasted as long as it did - given all the hurricane activity over the decades.  I wonder if it had more stalls than in 1976.



Date: 01/13/21 23:02
Re: Santa Fe roundhouse in Galveston,Tx
Author: Evan_Werkema

Hou74-76 Wrote:

>  I wonder if it had more stalls than in 1976.

According to Santa Fe Locomotive Facilities v.1 - Gulf Lines, the Galveston roundhouse was originally 16 stalls.  The brick wall to the right in gcm's photos would have been an original end wall, while the white, corrugated wall to the left filled the hole when the other 11 stalls were removed.  A 1982 aerial photo shows the remaining 5 stalls still standing in 1982; the book says they were demolished along with the other structures seen in the background following damage from Hurricane Alicia in 1983.



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