This is a picture of the roundhouse at the top of the hill (North Madison) along with several out buildings used for the upkeep and repair of the trains. It was situated nearly on the crest of the hill with what would later be called the "cut"...
The train on the railroad incline is being pushed by the "Reuben Wells" locomotive as it approaches North Madison at the top of the hill. Visible in the photograph is the roundhouse and the Godman and Phillips slaughterhouse.
Fort Wayne (Ind.)--History;
Allen County (Ind.)--History;
Allen County (Ind.)--Biography
Pictorial history of Fort Wayne, Indiana; a review of two centuries of occupation of the region about the head of the Maumee river; also the story of the townships of Allen county by Mrs. Samuel R.Taylor