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Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Martinsburg Shops

Martinsburg, West Virginia
County of Berkeley.
National Register Number: 03001045
Resource type: Structure.
Property type: Transportation - rail - related.
Certified Local Government: NO

Statement of Significance (as of designation - July 31, 2003):
The shops are a unique example of innovative 19th century engineering and industrial architecture. The roundhouse is supported by an early cast-iron framing system devised by renowned railroad engineer and manager, Albert Fink. These shops were also the center of a social uprising known as the "Great Railway Strike of 1877," a pivotal episode in American labor history that marked a new beginning of industrial conflict and change.


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