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Jerry Jacobson retired in 2008 from the railroad industry,

selling his entire 525-mile OCRS freight railroad. However,

Jerry kept all the old equipment, especially the steamers.

Needing a place to safely house and restore his old-timers, Jerry acquired 34 acres of land adjacent to the OC track and constructed his Age of Steam Roundhouse Museum. He built two miles of storage tracks, a depot, store house, coal loader, wood water tank, ash pit, back shop and, the jewel of the site, a working, 18-stall brick roundhouse that surrounds a 115-foot turntable. This was the first full-sized working roundhouse built in the U.S. since 1951.

The Age of Steam Roundhouse Museum has three roles: maintaining its roster of 23 steamers, teaching future generations these fast-disappearing job skills, and bringing America’s railroad history alive.

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https://www.ageofsteamroundhouse.org/

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