EBT Virtual Tour
South Wings

The southern buildings are the structures that comprise the heart of the EBT maintenance shops. These are the buildings where basic materials like scrap iron and sheet steel were turned into parts and machines ready to go into service on the railroad, at the mines, or in the community. The Foundry turned scrap and coke into cast items. They could be used as is or taken to the Machine Shop where they were turned, planed, drilled, slotted or otherwise transformed into high tolerance parts. In the Blacksmith Shop tubes, rods, bars and sheets were forged, tempered, swaged or othewise altered by heat and hammering to make them into usable components. In the Boiler Shop large sheets of steel were bent, rolled, cut and punched to fit together into a freight car or other item. Next door in the Car Shop large wood components were cut, planed, milled and shaped into thier own parts and rolling stock built and maintained. In the Carpentry Shop smaller woodworking took place. In the Locomotive Shop motive power received repairs and overhauls.

Diagram of South Wings

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