Bungomori Roundhouse was used to rotate the early steam trains which do not go in both directions. The Roundhouse itself was only a building used for the storage and maintenance of trains. The tunable platform is outside, located in the center of an open area in front.
This building is not really a haikyo as it is maintained by Bungomori City; with strong lightning installed and low fence surrounding it. The fact that Bungomori neighborhood is completely bare and dull, makes the roundhouse feel really lonely.
Today’s modern equivalent would be the turntable platform we use in vertical car parks.
You can learn more about it on Wikipedia Japan.
- 1933 – 1970
- Nippon No Haikyo #189