Martinsburg Roundhouse

I have had the opportunity to photograph the Martinsburg Roundhouse twice recently. It is a unique early railroad structure, one of the few totally covered turntables still in existence and the ONLY roundhouse of its type in the world with a cast iron structural frame. The attached slide show is from my first visit. Trying to convey the feel of the structure is difficult and the perspective with super wide lenses is interesting. I also have enhanced the color a bit to show off the interesting geometric pattern inside the roof. It is open to the public on a limited basic and more information can be found at Martinsburg Roundhouse.

Railroads In Black And White – Photo For November 19

I have again fallen behind in my postings. Been working on a new project, learning Adobe Muse, design software for websites. It is different than Adobe Dreamweaver, no code, simpler interface, and appears to be a lot of fun! I am going to soon, hopefully, redo a small site I registered last year, railroad Stay tuned, but in the interim, will post periodically a few old railroad photographs. This photograph was taken around 1970 of the Bay Head, NJ, loop, where passenger trains were turned around for their return to journey to North Jersey and New York City.

Penn Central  No. 1, Bay Head, NJ

Penn Central No. 1