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Roundhouses and Turntables (and transfer tables)

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Posted by MossRoad on Friday, February 17, 2017 12:02 AM

TX, San Angelo, RH and TT foundations

 31°26'43.98"N 100°26'17.38"W

There was a big hole it Texas where something should be! Wink

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Posted by Norm48327 on Friday, February 17, 2017 4:30 AM

MossRoad
TX, San Angelo, RH and TT foundations 31°26'43.98"N 100°26'17.38"W

1957 topo map says that was ATSF.

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Posted by Semper Vaporo on Friday, February 17, 2017 5:47 PM

Whew!  Got G.E. back to runing at a more normal speed.  On their web site they list that they made some changes to the default setup, so I clicked on "Tools | Options" and noted that the "Graphics Mode" was set as "OpenGL".  I changed it to "DirectX", and clicked "OK".  I had to terminate the program and restart it and that seems to have fixed the extremely slow updating.  So I am back to transcribing LokschuppenGER's massive and excellant additions to my non-US lists... WOW!  Lots of good sites!

 

But it is still going to take me a while!  :-)

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Posted by MossRoad on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 11:40 PM

MN, Bemidji, TT and RH foundations 1991
 47°27'46.76"N  94°51'15.00"W

http://www.mytopo.com/maps/?lat=47.4625&lon=-94.85464&z=16

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Posted by MossRoad on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 11:44 PM

MN, Virginia, TT and RH Foundations Visible 2013
 47°31'0.91"N  92°33'48.04"W

http://www.mytopo.com/maps/?lat=47.5159&lon=-92.56260&z=16

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Posted by MossRoad on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 11:45 PM

MN, Duluth, Fairmont, RH visible 1997
 46°43'57.84"N  92°11'11.04"W

http://www.mytopo.com/maps/?lat=46.7327&lon=-92.18623&z=16

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Posted by MossRoad on Friday, February 24, 2017 9:03 PM

Found three more around Chicagoland...

IN, Hammond, RH and TT foundations
 41°37'53.96"N  87°29'17.58"W
http://www.mytopo.com/maps/?lat=41.6307&lon=-87.48664&z=16

 

IL, Chicago, The Bush, RH and TT foundations
 41°44'18.14"N  87°32'36.55"W
http://www.mytopo.com/maps/?lat=41.7397&lon=-87.54015&z=16

 

IL, Chicago, Glenn, TT and RH foundations V2002
 41°48'13.10"N  87°46'42.21"W
http://www.mytopo.com/maps/?lat=41.8046&lon=-87.77655&z=16

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Posted by MossRoad on Monday, February 27, 2017 8:55 PM

OH, Ansonia, RH and TT foundations
 40°12'38.43"N  84°38'37.73"W
http://www.mytopo.com/maps/?lat=40.2109&lon=-84.64365&z=16

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Posted by tree68 on Monday, February 27, 2017 8:59 PM

So, how many roundhouses/turntables have you "collected" for the US so far?

Probably surprise all of us - even though we know there were many.

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Posted by Semper Vaporo on Monday, February 27, 2017 10:29 PM

I think there are 1087 in my list at present, with several in this forum thread from MossRoad that I have not gotten to yet.

I am still adding sites from LokshuppenGER's list for the Non-U.S. site list... it is rapidly approaching the U.S. list in size... I am shocked at the number of sites in some European countries!  I think some far exceed the U.S. in sites per area (like there are 312 in Germany!)

I have been waylaid by the loss of my access to the on-line storage space, but that may have been resolved, so I am back working on the lists again.  Still it is slow going!  It is amazing how many there are/were and I am pretty certain I am no where close to how many there really have been.  So many are just barely an outline on the ground in old aerial images and are now replaced by office buildings, parking lots and even plowed over farm fields (yet some of the outlines in the dirt are still discernable during certain seasons of the year).

I'll be uploading new files in a week or two.  (hope hope hope!).

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Posted by MossRoad on Thursday, March 02, 2017 12:47 AM

They're getting fewer and farther between to find now... 

IL, Paris, RH and TT foundations
 39°36'35.61"N  87°42'58.61"W

 

http://www.mytopo.com/maps/?lat=39.6094&lon=-87.71644&z=16

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Posted by MossRoad on Thursday, March 09, 2017 1:22 AM

NY, Buffalo, TT and RH location 1995 may be visible... I don't know. Topo says its there. I'll defer to your judgement.

 42°51'49.24"N  78°50'52.97"W
http://www.mytopo.com/maps/?lat=42.8626&lon=-78.84796&z=16

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Posted by MossRoad on Thursday, March 09, 2017 1:24 AM

PA, Harrisburg, RH and TT visible 1993
 40°16'42.49"N  76°53'4.01"W
http://www.mytopo.com/maps/?lat=40.2783&lon=-76.88494&z=16

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Posted by MossRoad on Thursday, March 09, 2017 1:25 AM

PA, Harrisburg, Rutherford Yards RH and TT foundations visible 1993
 40°15'41.31"N  76°46'56.90"W

No topo confirmation, but its pretty clear.

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Posted by MossRoad on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 1:12 AM

OH, Dennison, RH and TT foundations
 40°23'22.23"N  81°19'32.05"W
http://www.mytopo.com/maps/?lat=40.3908&lon=-81.32597&z=16

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Posted by MossRoad on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 7:45 PM

WV, Huntington, RH Visible 1998
 38°25'19.66"N  82°24'38.29"W
http://www.mytopo.com/maps/?lat=38.4223&lon=-82.41079&z=16

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Posted by MossRoad on Saturday, March 18, 2017 7:33 PM

This one's probably stretching it... if I squint I can imagine seeing the turntable foundation under that square shed! hahahaha I'll defer to your judgement. Wink

TN, Dyersburg, RH Location maybe visible in past years...
 36° 1'59.54"N  89°22'17.70"W
http://www.mytopo.com/maps/?lat=36.0326&lon=-89.37111&z=16

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Posted by MossRoad on Saturday, March 18, 2017 7:37 PM

I saw this little yard northwest of Memphis, TN and when I zoomed in on Google Earth, I saw what appears to be chemical tanks with shadows. But there are longer streaks along the same lines as the shadows, and scrolling back through the years the roundhouse foundation starts appearing....

AR, Marion, TT and RH foundations visible 1997
 35°13'49.47"N  90°12'19.21"W

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Posted by MossRoad on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 12:39 AM

TN, Chattanooga, RH and TT foundations 2013
 35° 1'27.45"N  85°19'24.41"W
http://www.mytopo.com/maps/?lat=35.0242&lon=-85.32213&z=16

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Posted by MossRoad on Thursday, March 23, 2017 1:11 AM

Another one in Springfield, IL... you can see the tell-tale roundhouse spokes in all photos from 1995 up to presen, although the topo map doesn't show it, I believe its there.

IL, Springfield, RH foundation
 39°48'49.75"N  89°37'50.37"W
http://www.mytopo.com/maps/?lat=39.8143&lon=-89.63219&z=16

 

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Posted by MossRoad on Friday, March 24, 2017 10:11 PM

NE, Lincoln, Transfer Table
 40°51'38.94"N  96°37'56.40"W

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Posted by MossRoad on Sunday, April 02, 2017 12:38 AM

TX, Beaumont, TT 1938
 30° 5'39.38"N  94° 7'4.01"W

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Posted by MossRoad on Sunday, April 02, 2017 12:39 AM

TX, Silsbee, TT and RH foundations
 30°21'8.99"N  94°11'1.96"W

http://www.mytopo.com/maps/?lat=30.3517&lon=-94.18293&z=16

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Posted by MossRoad on Sunday, April 02, 2017 12:40 AM

TX, Lufkin, RH 1995
 31°21'5.72"N  94°43'23.05"W

http://www.mytopo.com/maps/?lat=31.3517&lon=-94.72302&z=16

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Posted by MossRoad on Sunday, April 02, 2017 12:41 AM

TX, Hearn, TT 1995
 30°52'53.35"N  96°35'38.41"W

http://www.mytopo.com/maps/?lat=30.8819&lon=-96.59282&z=16

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Posted by MossRoad on Sunday, April 02, 2017 12:42 AM

TX, Texarkana, RH Foundation
 33°25'6.33"N  94° 2'37.40"W

http://www.mytopo.com/maps/?lat=33.4226&lon=-94.04510&z=16

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Posted by MossRoad on Sunday, April 02, 2017 12:43 AM

AR, El Dorado, TT and RH foundations 1994
 33°12'0.93"N  92°40'3.09"W

http://www.mytopo.com/maps/?lat=33.1996&lon=-92.66752&z=16

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Posted by MossRoad on Sunday, April 02, 2017 1:18 AM

Since I declared fewer and farther between I found 17 more. Ha! Stick out tongue

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Posted by Semper Vaporo on Sunday, April 02, 2017 11:36 AM

They are all in my queue... I'll get to them eventually... if the good Lord is willin' and the crick don't rise.

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Posted by MossRoad on Wednesday, April 05, 2017 9:50 PM

CA, Bakersfield, TT and RH Foundations v1994
 35°22'13.16"N 119° 2'15.80"W

http://www.mytopo.com/maps/?lat=35.3706&lon=-119.0378&z=16

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