|Southern's Alexandria Roundhouse
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In the late 1960's and later the Southern Alexandria roundhouse was used by a lumber company to store lumber. The
turntable pit had been filled in and the turntable long gone. I tried talking to Souther personnel about the structure.
Not many of them knew what it was or when it was last used. These pictures were taken in the 80s. There is an old wye
just in front of the roundhouse, where the turntable used to be. Excursion steam engines used the wye until it was
abandon. After this point, the steam engines used to make runs down to Manassas to turn around at the Manassas wye.
On the right, a building made out of brick looks like a machine shop. Southern's Alexandria diesel
maintenance facilities are also off to the right. Shortly after 2000 this area was developed and highrise buildings
replaced the roundhouse, diesel facility, and yard - much like what happened to the RF&P Alexandria yard.