Age of Steam Roundhouse
|Type||Vintage steam and diesel locomotives, and other rail equipment|
|President||Jerry Joe Jacobson|
The roundhouse was built by Jerry Joe Jacobson, former CEO of the Ohio Central Railroad System (OCRS). In October 2008, Jacobson sold his interest in OCRS to Genesee & Wyoming, Inc., including the track, modern equipment, and most of the shops and depots. Jacobson kept a collection of vintage steam and diesel locomotives, other old equipment, and a depot at Sugarcreek, Ohio. He bought 34 acres in Sugarcreek and began constructing a roundhouse to house his collection. The roundhouse building was completed in 2011 and all of the steam locomotives, along with a few other select pieces of rolling stock in Jacobson's collection, were moved inside the roundhouse that same year. The Age of Steam Roundhouse website says it was the "first full-sized, working roundhouse built in the U.S. since 1951". It outlines its goals as:
- Preserve the steam locomotives, historic diesels, passenger cars, and other railroad relics in the collection of Jerry Joe Jacobson.
- Build a full-scale, operating, and realistic roundhouse and back shop to overhaul, repair, and maintain Jerry’s rolling stock.
- Operate the steam locomotives on freight trains.
- Display railroad heritage for future generations.
The project was paid for by Jacobson and his wife, Laura. They set up an endowment to maintain the site. They do not intend to run passenger trains, although others can rent trains. The owners plan to run steam locomotives on neighboring railroads. Architect F. A. Goodman says the building is 48,000 square feet and of "solid masonry walls" and "heavy timber framing". It has 18 stalls, each of which is large enough for a locomotive and its tender. The Goodman company says the roundhouse is one of the largest heavy timber structures in America. Initially, there were no plans to open the roundhouse for tours of any kind, but in the winter of 2015, it was announced that the roundhouse will offer private guided tours on Saturdays during the summer and fall.
|1||Cuban Sugar||0-4-0CA||H.K. Porter, 1915||Stored||Compressed Air locomotive|
|2||Columbus & Southern Ohio Electric Company||0-4-0F||Heisler, 1940||Stored||Fireless, from Sharon, Pennsylvania|
|3||Southern Wood Preserving Company||0-4-0T||ALCO, 1926||Operational|
|9||McCloud River Railroad||2-6-2||Baldwin, 1901||Stored||From the Kettle Moraine Railroad in Wisconsin.|
|12||Morehead & North Fork||0-6-0||ALCO, 1905||Operational||Built as Southern Railway 1643|
|13||Buffalo Creek and Gauley Railroad||2-8-0||ALCO, 1920||Stored|
|13||Brooklyn Eastern District Terminal||0-6-0T||H.K. Porter 1919||Stored||From the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania|
|19||McCloud River Railroad||2-8-2||Baldwin, 1915||Operational||From the Yreka Western Railroad and the Oregon, Pacific and Eastern Railway (pictured).|
|33||Lake Superior and Ishpeming Railroad||2-8-0||Baldwin, 1916||Operational||From Hocking Valley Scenic Railway|
|41||Alabama, Tennessee & Northern||2-10-0||Baldwin, 1928||Stored||From Mid-Continent Railway Museum|
|96||Canadian National||2-6-0||Canadian Locomotive Company, 1910||Stored|
|105||Sturm & Dillard Co.||0-6-0||Baldwin, 1917||Stored||From the Orrville Railroad Heritage Society|
|612||US Army||2-8-0||Baldwin, 1943||Stored||From Southeastern Railway Museum, USATC S160 Class|
|727||U.S. Steel||0-4-0T||H.K. Porter, 1897||Stored||From Sewickley, Pennsylvania|
|763||New York, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad||2-8-4||Lima, 1944||Stored||From Virginia Museum of Transportation|
|1190||Baltimore and Ohio Railroad||0-6-0||ALCO, 1904||Stored|
|1278||Canadian Pacific Railway||4-6-2||Canadian Locomotive Company, 1948||Stored||From Gettysburg Railroad, suffered crown sheet failure in 1995|
|1293||Canadian Pacific Railway||4-6-2||Canadian Locomotive Company, 1948||Operational||Age of Steam's primary locomotive|
|1551||Canadian National||4-6-0||Montreal Locomotive Works, 1912||Stored||From Steamtown|
|6325||Grand Trunk Western Railroad||4-8-4||ALCO, 1943||Stored||From Battle Creek, Michigan|
|14||Newburgh and South Shore Railroad||S2|
|84||Great Northern||S2||Painted in fictional Nickel Plate Road livery|
|101||Norfolk and Western||S2|
|102||Norfolk and Western||S2|
|1663||South Buffalo Railway||S2|
|18||South Buffalo Railway||S4|
|9100||Baltimore and Ohio||S4|
|400||Monongahela Connecting Railroad||T6|
|1077||Long Island Rail Road||RS3|
|4099||Delaware and Hudson||RS3||From Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad|
|1800||Erie Mining Co.||RS18||Named "Chappy"|
|7230||Erie Mining Co.||C424|
|736||New York Central||SW1|
|556||Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe||SW1200|
|1202||Aliquippa and Southern||SW1200||Leased to Grand River Railway|
|1205||Aliquippa and Southern||SW1200||Leased to Grand River Railway|
|1501||Pittsburgh and Lake Erie||GP7|
|4||Bethlehem Steel Johnstown Works||25-Ton|
- "Age of Steam Roundhouse: Who We Are". Age of Steam, Ltd. Archived from the original on March 23, 2012. Retrieved March 17, 2012.
- "Age of Steam Roundhouse: Roundhouse Report - Fall 2011" (PDF). Age of Steam, Ltd. Retrieved August 2, 2016.
- "Age of Steam Roundhouse: What We Are Doing". Age of Steam, Ltd. Archived from the original on March 23, 2012. Retrieved March 17, 2012.
- "Age of Steam Roundhouse: Where We Are Going". Age of Steam, Ltd. Archived from the original on March 9, 2012. Retrieved March 17, 2012.
- "Age of Steam Roundhouse". F.A. Goodman Architects. Retrieved March 17, 2012.
- "Age of Steam Roundhouse: Private Parties" (PDF). Age of Steam Roundhouse. Retrieved August 2, 2016.