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Midland Roundhouse

  • Midland Terminal Shops Complex, Aerial View

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    Pictured here in about 1939, the Midland Terminal Railway's shops complex west of Colorado Springs included a roundhouse (bottom center) and several other offices and shops. The roundhouse's turntable is clearly visible, showing how locomotives were directed from the approach track to different bays in the roundhouse.
    Midland Terminal Shops Complex, Aerial View
  • Midland Roundhouse Today

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    In 2008–9 the Midland Roundhouse was renovated for use as shops and offices, with a restaurant in the northern end of the building. The parking lot is located where the turntable used to be, and visitors enter through bays once used for locomotives.
    Midland Roundhouse Today
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References: 

Morris Cafky, Colorado Midland (Denver: Rocky Mountain Railroad Club, 1965).

Edward M. McFarland, Midland Route: A Colorado Midland Guide and Data Book (Boulder, CO: Pruett, 1980).

Bill Radford, “A Time for Change,” Colorado Springs Gazette, November 2, 2007.

Kenneth W. Stevenson, “Midland Terminal Railroad Roundhouse,” National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form (April 26, 1978).

Andrew Wineke, “Historic Roundhouse Is Once Again in Motion,” Colorado Springs Gazette, December 3, 2008.

Additional Information: 

Hans and April Halberstadt, The American Train Depot and Roundhouse (Osceola, WI: Motorbooks International, 1995).

Edward M. McFarland, The Cripple Creek Road: A Midland Terminal Guide and Data Book (Boulder, CO: Pruett, 1984).

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