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Any Turntables and round houses still standing?

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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, January 21, 2005 1:06 PM
Ft.Worth&WesternRR (FWWR) recently installed a turntable in the old historic stockyards tourist area to turn their daily Tarantula steam train locomotive, an 1898
4-6-0. I am not sure which turn table they used. There is another stored lineside on the 8th ave. yard run (ex-Frisco route). Dismantled turntables in the area belonged to Santa Fe, Frisco,& Katy. U.P. (ex T&P) still has an active daily use turntable at Centennial Yard in Ft. Worth on the East side of the engine service/shop building. It is used to reorient locomotives directionwise at their major locomotive service facility. Viewing engine service area ,access is easy and up close . West on Vickery Blvd. west of University Dr. Make first left between car lots and drive through skinny underpass.. Road follows yard entrance to engine facility. It is a public road and there is parking area out of traffic. As a bonus , new yard track construction is underway up close.
The ex-T&P turntable was used to turn the 600's (2-10-4 Texas types) originally, now its length is challenged only by SD-90's. The turntable is not right up front in the engine area, but on the other side somewhat behind the wash building and lines of locomotives. Hope this helps some
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, February 1, 2005 12:31 PM
The East Broad Top still has a manual turntable and round house!
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Posted by espeefoamer on Sunday, February 6, 2005 4:59 PM
There is a turntable on the Western Maryland Scenic RR aFrostburg Maryland.
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, February 13, 2005 5:09 PM
THe Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum has a turntable at the midpoint of its excursion ride. I had the privilege of riding the loco and riding the turntable. Teh museum is located just north of Chattanooga, Tennessee.
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, February 13, 2005 5:20 PM
yes i beleave the round house in COMO, Colorado is still up but needs work in chayane ,wo. the burlinton santa fe round house is stilll standing some new cinder block has been added but allass it is no longer used to store trains; glenn bob
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Posted by csxengineer98 on Sunday, February 13, 2005 8:19 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by espeefoamer

There is a turntable on the Western Maryland Scenic RR aFrostburg Maryland.
but dose that count since it is not in its orginal location...or was ever one thier untill they WMS was started....
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, February 13, 2005 10:52 PM
The California state Railroad Museum and their Sacramento Southern Railroad has a working Turntable. It is located in back of the Museum itself. Also part of the Museum building is refered to as he "Roundhouse". Equipment is on public display on the Roundhouse tracks. The Museum is located in the Old Town area of Sacramento.
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, February 14, 2005 10:36 AM
There is a frequently-used turntable with many radiating tracks at the north end of the Norfolk Southern's (PRR) Juniata Locomotive Shops in the Juniata (northern) neighborhood of Altoona, PA. Although not as good as in years prior to street shortening, there is good viewing and photo op through the iron fence, both around the Sheetz convenience store on the corner, and down the side street. Some tracks lead into the shop bays, one to the yard, and others are used for storage of locos and wrecks waiting for work.
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, February 22, 2005 3:37 AM
The KCS turntable in Pittsburg, KS is still used occasionally for turning locomotives. The Missouri Pacific roundhouse in Joplin, MO contains a manufacuring plant. The Eureka Springs and North Arkansas tourist line has a working ex-Frisco turntable at Eureka Springs, AR. The BNSF diesel servicing facility in Springfield, MO has an ex-Frisco turntable newly installed in the 1980's so they didn't have to take engines clear cross town to turn them. They had to pay a crew both road time and yard time. I have pictures of Frisco 1522 turning on it the last time it visited Springfield. The former Santa Fe turntable is still in place in Chanute, KS, but is not in use. The BNSF still uses the former Santa Fe turntable in Newton, KS. The former MKT turntable from Kansas City was donated to the Midland Railway tourist line in Baldwin, KS and the former Frisco turntable in Oklahoma City was donated to the Oklahoma Railroad Museum in OKC.
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, February 22, 2005 4:04 AM
There is a turntable at Barr Yard in Riverdale, Il; but no roundhouse for the CSX. The EJ &E has one huge round house in Lake Station, In. and someone also said in Joliet Yard, in Joliet, Il. The IC/CN/GT in Hazelwood Yard in Hazelcrest, IL has a turntable, but for all the times I have been past there, I have seen no turntable. The Indiana Harbor Belt, has a large roundhouse in Hammond, In. at its' Gibson Yard facility. And the Burlington Northern/Santa Fe in Cicero, Illinos, also has a roundhouse, and a turntable.

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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, February 28, 2005 3:59 PM
Cumberland maryland has a turntable and roundhouse still in service, cincy queensgate has a single engine turntable. anderson indiana has some stuff left crestline ohio's old pensy one is falling down but looks like it used to be huge
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, March 1, 2005 9:47 PM
yes there are some traces of round houses in chayne wo. at the main up yard and the building off the bnsf yard is all bricked up and used for storage glennbob
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Posted by espeefoamer on Sunday, March 6, 2005 5:28 PM
The old D&RGW roundhouse in Durango,CO.is still stannding,and is used by the Durango&Silverton RR.
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Posted by chateauricher on Monday, March 7, 2005 4:00 AM
The Hull-Chelsea-Wakefield RR (near Ottawa (Ontario), Canada), has the only operating manual turntable in Canada. It is quite the sight to see the train crew pitching in to turn the locomotive around by pushing the turntable! [:O] The HCW operates a tourist steam train; info at ... http://www.steamtrain.ca/
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Posted by vsmith on Monday, March 7, 2005 3:39 PM
The Redondo Yard roundhouse and turntable are still in use here in LA, to the best of my knowledge, by Amtrack.

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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, March 7, 2005 7:23 PM
the cable cars in san francisco have a manual turn table s ,at each end of the track ..the powell and mason line and the powell and hyde st. line , powell and market st .and 1 turn table in the storage barn that makes 4 turn tables total.... glennbob in colorado
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Posted by yellowducky on Tuesday, March 8, 2005 8:57 PM
The turntable at Greenfield Village (next to the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, MI) is people powered.
My son and I helped turn their little industrial engine on it, some 10-12 years ago.
Does anyone know if they still have their fall RR days?
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, March 9, 2005 10:02 AM
The narrow gauge turntable in Laws, CA. still exists, albeit the the track is missing. There are plans to completely restore it to it's original condition because the museum has just finished it's ng motor car and plans are for this vehicle to transport people back and forth to Bishop, someday.....
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Posted by CANADIANPACIFIC2816 on Friday, March 25, 2005 8:15 AM
There is a roundhouse and turntable in Huron, South Dakota. These facilities were once owned by the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad, and are now in the hands of the Duluth, Minnesota & Eastern. The roundhouse was originally built in 1903. A good share of it was torn down several years ago as it became too expensive to heat. The turntable is still in use, and while I am not sure of it's length, I know that it is long enough to handle an SD40-2.
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Posted by espeefoamer on Friday, March 25, 2005 1:09 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by vsmith

The Redondo Yard roundhouse and turntable are still in use here in LA, to the best of my knowledge, by Amtrack.

The turntable is still in use,but the roundhouse has been gone for a few years[:(].
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Posted by spbed on Saturday, March 26, 2005 9:46 AM
Somewhere I read there is 1 in Ogden UT. Also wherever the UPRR stores there working steamers there has to be 1 also.

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Posted by canazar on Sunday, March 27, 2005 11:35 AM
Well, no round house but turntable.

In Phoenix AZ in the BNSF yard, they have a turn table there they use almost daily. (straight from the yardmaster mouth. I wanna get down one day and watch if they turn a -9 or 4400, how cool would that be?

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Posted by MP57313 on Monday, March 28, 2005 12:14 AM
In Folsom, CA, there is an old SP "armstrong" turntable that is restored (and still works according to the volunteer at the nearby museum). It is in the middle of a parking lot and is isolated from any remaining track.
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, March 28, 2005 7:37 PM
Bnsf still has a working roundhouse in Dilworth, MN
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, March 28, 2005 8:46 PM
The roundhouse at Grand Trunk Western's ( Canadian National's) Pontiac yard just got torn down, but the turntable is still there. The track is actually used as well. Several years back, the Ann Arbor roundhouse at Elberta, MI had to be torn down because some boob torched it.[:(] It would still be standing today, otherwise.
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Posted by spankybird on Monday, March 28, 2005 8:50 PM
I believe there is still one in Cleveland Flats (W 3rd Street). Only part of the round house is still standing and the turn table is still there.

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Posted by spbed on Tuesday, March 29, 2005 7:47 AM
How about where they keep the old SPRR orange steam engine?

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Posted by AlcoRS11Nut on Tuesday, March 29, 2005 6:08 PM
try Spooner, WI........last time I check the Roundhouse was there but it was used for something else....... the turntable pit & table was there too.
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, March 29, 2005 6:52 PM
TP&W still has a working turntable just east of the diesel shop in East Peoria. The roundhouse is gone, but the table is still used to turn engines. You actually need to use the table to get into the diesel shop, since the only track access is at the east end of the building!
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Posted by spbed on Wednesday, March 30, 2005 10:05 AM
The NYSW has to have one somewhere as they have a steam loco made in China.

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