John Street Roundhouse

John Street Roundhouse

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. John Street Roundhouse is a preserved locomotive roundhouse in Toronto, Ontario. Built for the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1929-31 by Anglin-Norcross to replace the earlier John Street roundhouse built in 1897. Trains were so properly maintained at this location that railroaders recognized them by their "John Street polish." When diesel run trains began being used, business was slowed at the Roundhouse and the building was last used for its original purpose in 1986. The Canadian Pacific Railway Company donated the roundhouse to the City of Toronto. It is the only remaining roundhouse in downtown Toronto. One third of the original structure was dismantled, to allow construction of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre below, then reconstructed and is now home to The Toronto Railway Heritage Centre, Leon's Furniture and Steam Whistle Brewing. Renovations to the brewery portion were done by William Hurst Architects.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 150g
  • Log Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135750321
  • 9786135750324