Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway Roundhouse

Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway Roundhouse (HM1DTA)

Location: Victoria, BC V9A 6Z6 Capital
Country: Canada
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N 48° 25.745', W 123° 22.838'

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La Rotonde de l'Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway

This imposing brick roundhouse is a particularly fine example of an industrial structure associated with the steam railway era in Canada. Built in 1913, the ten-stall roundhouse with attached machine, boiler and blacksmith's shops is part of a remarkably well-preserved railway yard that also includes a car shop and stores building. The roundhouse complex served the Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway long after the introduction of the diesel locomotive in 1949 and the railway's operational relocation to Nanaimo in the 1950s. This site is an important reminder of Canada's rich railway heritage.

Cette imposante rotonde en brique de dix garages constitue un bel exemple de l'architecture industrielle ? l'?re des trains ? vapeur. ?rig?e en 1913 et poss?dant en annexe un atelier d'usinage, une chaudronnerie et une forge, elle fait partie d'un ensemble tr bien conserv? qui comprend des magasins et un atelier de r?paration de wagons. Ce complexe a servi ? l'Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway longtemps apr l'av?nement de la locomotive diesel en 1949 et le transfert des op?rations a Nanaimo dans les ann?es 1950. Le site demeure un t?moin important de la grande ?poque des chemins de fer au Canada.
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HM NumberHM1DTA
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Year Placed2000
Placed ByHistoric Sites and Monuments Board of Canada
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Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 12:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10U E 471842 N 5364062
Decimal Degrees48.42908333, -123.38063333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 48° 25.745', W 123° 22.838'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds48° 25' 44.70" N, 123° 22' 50.28" W
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Area Code(s)412
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 40 Sitkum Rd, Victoria BC V9A 6Z6, CA
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