June 10, 2019
A visit to the era of steam locomotives and travel includes a guided tour of a reconstructed brick roundhouse, the largest private collection of steam locomotives in the world and a fully functioning back shop for restoring and repairing steam locomotives.
The Age of Steam Roundhouse was established by retired railroad-owner Jerry Jacobson to maintain his roster of 22 "steamers," teach new generations these fast-disappearing job skills, and bring America’s railroad history to life.
Jacobson built the roundhouse on 34 acres of land adjacent to the Ohio Central track. It includes two miles of storage tracks, a depot, storehouse, coal loader, wood water tank, ash pit, back shop and a working,
18-stall brick roundhouse that surrounds a 115-foot turntable. This is the first full-sized working roundhouse built in the U.S. since 1951.
Tours are Thursday, Friday and Saturday, through October, at 10:00 a.m., 12:00 and 2:00 p.m. Buy tickets here.