The massive appearance of the old Southern Pacific engine house underscores the central function of this building, which provided storage and work space to maintain the railroad's engines. It stands parallel to the railroad tracks on an eastwest axis. The broad, slightly pitched gable roof is hidden by stepped parapets at the ends of the building. Long windows set in recessed bays terminate in heavy concrete sills at the bottom and corbeling at the top. On the west side, a pair of large wooden doors sheathed with sheet metal provides access to the interior. Tracks west of the building led to a turntable (demolished) where engines were rotated to other tracks.
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