I love old railroad photos like this. You’re looking at a couple photos of the Alexandria railroad roundhouse back during the Civil War. They’re just beautiful photos, frozen in time, so make sure you click on them for a larger, more detailed version. You’ll love them.

Photograph shows a locomotive moving away from the roundhouse at the Orange & Alexandria railroad yard in Alexandria, Virginia. Railroad signal lights on pole in foreground.
Photograph shows a locomotive moving away from the roundhouse at the Orange & Alexandria railroad yard in Alexandria, Virginia. Railroad signal lights on pole in foreground.

Source: Library of Congress

Photograph shows wood burning locomotive "Gen. Haupt" named for Herman Haupt, chief of Construction and Transportation, in front of the roundhouse at the Alexandria station.
Photograph shows wood burning locomotive “Gen. Haupt” named for Herman Haupt, chief of Construction and Transportation, in front of the roundhouse at the Alexandria station.

Source: Library of Congress

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