Mackinaw City, MI - MCRR/PRR Roundhouse

Mackinaw City RoundhouseMackinaw City RoundhouseMackinaw City RoundhouseMackinaw City RoundhouseMackinaw City RoundhouseMackinaw City RoundhouseMackinaw City RoundhouseMackinaw City RoundhouseThe Michigan Central roundhouse was a brick facility with six locomotive stalls. It was also used by the GR&I/Pennsylvania railroads. It was also a bulletin board location for crews.  [MCRR 4/27/1947 employee timetable] At least in the later steam era, the MC filled tenders with coal through a power loader from hopper cars. (Note, the NYC had a large line-side coal tower at Wolverine, between Cheboygan and Gaylord.)

Photo info/credits: Top, photo taken in August, 1959. This view is looking south at the northeast corner of the building. Note the PRR F-units waiting at the left. [E.L. Novak, Charlie Whipp collection] 2nd, two PRR cab units are being served in the roundhouse in 1961. [Neil Plagens, Greg Bunce collection].  3rd photo, NYC 5345 at Mackinaw City, around 1953. 4th photo, another view of the same locomotive. [Both, Cedil Hommerding, Doug Leffler collection]. 5th photo, the NYC engine service facility around 1953. 6th photo, a worker cleans out the cinder pit, also around 1953. [Cecil Hommerding, Doug Leffler collection]. 7th photo, NYC's water tower with the roundhouse nearby. New GM/EMD geeps now are on the scene. Bottom photo, locomotives pulled into the roundhouse nose forward, around 1953. [Cecil Hommerding, Doug Leffler collection]

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