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Savannah

Historic Railroad Shops

This complex is maintained as a railroad museum by the Coastal Heritage Society with the City of Savannah. It is an example of fine Victorian railroad architecture and design and is the most intact antebellum railroad repair complex. On site displays include antique shaft driven machinery, locomotives and railroad stock, model train layouts and the oldest portable steam engine in the US. The Historic Railroad Shops, constructed in the mid-19th century located in Savannah are a National Historic Landmark. It is the site of the only preserved railroad shops complex and roundhouse of its size. The brick industrial buildings are a testament to the industry and the 125-foot tall smokestack still stands impressive. The giant turntable still works and the collection of locomotives and railroad cars, many of which are fully restored and operational are often rolled out and moved.