Mackinaw City, MI - MCRR/PRR Roundhouse

Mackinaw City RoundhouseMackinaw City RoundhouseMackinaw City RoundhouseMackinaw City RoundhouseMackinaw City RoundhouseMackinaw City RoundhouseMackinaw City RoundhouseMackinaw City Roundhouse PRR Engine at Mackinawq City RouhdhousePRR Engine at Mackinawq City Rouhdhouse The 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]; 8th and 9th photos, PRR 5806 is protruding from the roundhouse in 1961. [Neil Plagens]

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