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Old 10-08-2019, 07:50 AM   #1
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ABANDONED: Massive round house & more

B&LE shops were huge!

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Old 10-08-2019, 08:05 AM   #2
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That is one large yard and roundhouse! To model that in O-gauge would require a football field sized layout!
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Old 10-08-2019, 08:44 AM   #3
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Interesting that the roundtable lead tracks do not pass through the turntable and straight into the roundhouse.
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Old 10-08-2019, 09:05 AM   #4
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Interesting that the roundtable lead tracks do not pass through the turntable and straight into the roundhouse.
Eh, not that interesting. That would only line up to one of the 17 stalls so the majority of the time the table has to turn to get at any stall anyways. (And actually the one lead does run right into the last stall.)
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Old 10-08-2019, 11:04 AM   #5
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At 5:07 in the video we see locomotive 1034 behind the roundhouse. Is it being used for something, or is it abandoned?

I see some automobiles parked in various places, so obviously not all of the buildings are abandoned, right?

Pictures like these just make me sad. I realize RRs modernize and things change, but to see those facilities (roundhouse, turntable, transfer table, etc.) just sitting there decaying is heartbreaking!

You're really quite good with the drone. I appreciate your videos and descriptions...thank you!
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The roundhouse is clearly disused, but the other buildings and tracks are in good shape and appear active.
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Old 10-08-2019, 03:02 PM   #7
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About a half-mile from the roundhouse site is a museum display that features one of the Union RR's massive 0-10-2 switchers. These locos were shipped off to the the DM&IR when the Union began dieselizing. One was saved and brought to Greenville, and it is painted Union on one side and DM&IR on the other. For background, the B&LE connected with the Union RR near Monroeville, PA. The Union handled interplant movements in the Mon Valley, while the B&LE did the line hauls up to Lake Erie.
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just wondering what you use for a drone and camera ...??
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