Enginehouse pertains to a building in which locomotives are serviced - repaired or cleaned, and/or stored.
In the railway, transportation, and manufacturing industries, an "enginehouse" (also known as a "roundhouse") is a building or facility where locomotives, trains, and other railway vehicles are housed, maintained, and repaired. Enginehouses typically contain tracks for parking and servicing the vehicles, as well as workshops, storage areas, and other support facilities.
Examples of the use of enginehouses in an industrial or business context include:
- Railroads operating enginehouses to house and maintain their locomotives and rolling stock.
- Manufacturers producing locomotives, trains, and other railway vehicles for use in enginehouses.
- Railway workers, such as engineers, mechanics, and technicians, performing maintenance, repair, and overhaul work on vehicles in enginehouses.
- Historical preservation organizations restoring and preserving antique locomotives and trains for display in enginehouses.
- Museums and tourist attractions showcasing collections of vintage locomotives and trains in enginehouses.
- Railway maintenance contractors providing services and support to enginehouses.
- Railway training schools and institutions providing education and training for workers in enginehouses.
- Supply companies providing equipment, parts, and materials to enginehouses.
- Government agencies regulating the safety and performance of enginehouses and their operations.
- Real estate developers and builders constructing new enginehouses or renovating existing ones.