Layout of Steam Locomotive Shops

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Layout of Steam Locomotive Shops
Posted by Backshop on Sunday, November 24, 2019 8:09 PM

Does anyone know why some backshops were built with tracks running the length of the building and other with separate stalls running perpendicular to the building with separate tracks for each stall?  I have seen quite a few with each setup.

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Sunday, November 24, 2019 8:43 PM

Oh wow.  Probably a lot of reasons but not any one reason.  Many of these things were at the discretion of the  various 'roads.

Suffice to say back in the old days individual railroads all had their own ways of doing things, and their  way was the best.    

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Posted by gmpullman on Monday, November 25, 2019 7:45 PM

Backshop
I have seen quite a few with each setup.

Grab a cup of your favorite beverage ——

 Backshop-layout by Edmund, on Flickr

 Backshop-layout_0001 by Edmund, on Flickr

 Backshop-layout_0002 by Edmund, on Flickr

 Backshop-layout_0003 by Edmund, on Flickr

 Backshop-layout_0004 by Edmund, on Flickr

 Backshop-layout_0005 by Edmund, on Flickr

 Backshop-layout_0006 by Edmund, on Flickr

 Backshop-layout_0007 by Edmund, on Flickr

 

   — to be continued.

 

Regards, Ed

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Posted by BaltACD on Monday, November 25, 2019 8:46 PM

Each designer of the shop space had his own idea of how work should flow through the shop.  The designers, back in the day, were not the wiz kids fresh out of college that thought the had all the answers without knowing any of the questions; they were smart individuals who had worked their way through the various crafts and skills upon which the shops depended.

 

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Posted by gmpullman on Monday, November 25, 2019 8:50 PM

 

More:

 

 Backshop-layout_0008 by Edmund, on Flickr

 Backshop-layout_0009 by Edmund, on Flickr

 Backshop-layout_0010 by Edmund, on Flickr

 Backshop-layout_0011 by Edmund, on Flickr

 Backshop-layout_0012 by Edmund, on Flickr

 Backshop-layout_0013 by Edmund, on Flickr

More to follow —

Ed

 

Ed

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Posted by gmpullman on Monday, November 25, 2019 9:23 PM

After the break —

 

 Backshop-layout_0014 by Edmund, on Flickr

 

 Backshop-layout_0015 by Edmund, on Flickr

 Backshop-layout_0016 by Edmund, on Flickr

 Backshop-layout_0017 by Edmund, on Flickr

 

Hope that helps, Regards, Ed

 

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Posted by Backshop on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 10:13 AM

Wow gm!  Thanks!!!

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