To add a little operational variety and an opportunity to do some switching, a steam plant is located near the roundhouse. This is the Walthers Machine Shop kit, cut-away to give the impression of a larger building.
Coal is dumped into the pit; normally two 55 ton hoppers supply this fuel every day. Windows are frosted over and there is lighting inside.
Workers automobiles are from Sylvan kits and are a fun diversion to build. Water tower is from Walthers.