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Any Turntables and round houses still standing?

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Posted by Trainman2005 on Thursday, May 16, 2019 12:15 AM

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1RgrZyD7prmCfcS5TBAnMXpl6scUJf14l&usp=sharing

 

sorry about that, had a brain fart!

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Posted by CMStPnP on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 11:26 PM

Janesville, WI Turntable and roundhouse.   Mark 1:18 on the video.    Both are operational and in use.     Fond Du Lac, WI used to have both when track owned by Wisconsin Central.    Not sure if CN Preserved it or not.

Janesville, WI (first video mark 1:18)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2w-y5YCXsg

North Fond Du Lac, WI (video mark :28)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnrLTCMARSE

 

 

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Posted by Lithonia Operator on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 7:43 AM

Trainman2005

It's probably pretty late, but I have made a resource of many roundhouses, turntables, and indicators thereof of roundhouses in the USA. most of them are marked off, but if any are missing please tell me.

Thanks, TM05/MatthewB.

 
Cold you furnish a link to your list? Thanks.

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Posted by Trainman2005 on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 7:03 AM

It's probably pretty late, but I have made a resource of many roundhouses, turntables, and indicators thereof of roundhouses in the USA. most of them are marked off, but if any are missing please tell me.

Thanks, TM05/MatthewB.

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Posted by Biggarite on Friday, May 2, 2008 10:18 AM

Roundhouse update for Biggar, Saskatchewan GTP

 

The building's fate has about 2 more months. It now has at least 2 ministers of parliament and heritage Canada supporting the cause as well as the Government of Canada requesting CN's intent on this matter.

 It is listed in the top 10 most endangered buildings of Canada and is again gaining interest world wide.

 

 

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Posted by Extiger on Monday, March 10, 2008 2:22 PM
In New Orleans, the NO Public Belt RR maintains a working TT and round house.  Saulte St. Marie Ontario also has a a working TT and roundhouse.  The TT is inside the building.
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Posted by jnbadventures on Friday, February 1, 2008 12:31 AM

I don't know of any round houses, but I know of one working turntable that has not been mentioned yet.  It is at the Lahaina station on Maui.  The Sugar Cane Train still runs daily as a tourist attraction and the LK & P RR 2-4-0 turns just outside the station and gift shop in Lahaina.  I wanted to post a picture because it's the only turntable that I've seen that has a wood plank deck rather than an open pit. 

For those that model trains, the Atlas turntable has been criticized as not being realistic, but I think that it looks a lot like this prototype turntable.

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Posted by ICRR1964 on Wednesday, January 30, 2008 1:48 PM

I live in central Illinois in a small town on the TP&W line, about 10 miles down the road on RT 24 is a town called Forrest, it had an old set of tracks that crossed the TP&W tracks going north and south. I think this is the old Wabash Line. In the North East corner by the intersection of the 2 tracks is a turntable that is still there. Last summer the Wabash Train soc. uncoverd allthe over growth from it and is in the works of restoring the depot and turntable.

 

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Posted by Ster1 on Wednesday, January 30, 2008 1:22 PM

I know of two roundhouse still standing and six turntables

  1) Greenville, Pa. B&LE roundhouse and turntable, used (i think)

  2) Cleveland, Oh. CSX Clark yard roundhouse and turntable, unused

  3) Willard, Oh. CSX Willard yard turntable, used

  4) Akron, OH. W&LE Brittian yard turntable, used

  5) Brewster, Oh. W&LE Brewster yard turntable, used

  6) Grafton, WVa. CSX Grafton yard turntable, used

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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, January 28, 2008 1:15 PM

There is a DMIR round house still standing in Hibbing Mn.

Dave Aho is restoring it. There's a short piece on him that Jason Davis did last fall.

 

KSTP.com - Sunday, Jan. 13, 2008: Amazing Minnesotans then open Hibbing Arts Center

Dave is a sculpter and has his own site has well. He has big plans for this project.

He also has a web site http://www.weldedmetal.com/ to view some of his work.

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Posted by CSXDixieLine on Friday, December 14, 2007 3:01 PM

 stewarttrains wrote:
TVRM East Chattanooga and on the C&C at Summerville, GA

Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum has an operating turntable in East Chattanooga along the original Southern Railway mainline. The best part is that if you ride one of their trains (along a 3 mile stretch of the previously mentioned line), at the midpoint they bring all of the passengers right alongside the turntable to watch as they turn the engine for the ride back. The kids loved it (and so did our children Wink [;)] )

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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, December 4, 2007 4:07 PM
I cant believe the number of answers but I work at NS's Conway Diesel Shop which is a roundhouse and I operate the turntable there every night. I hope they never decide to get rid of it either and I have 38 years 11 months and 15 days left before i can retire.
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Posted by spokyone on Thursday, November 8, 2007 4:24 PM
Turntables being in short supply in Rock Island IL, the MILW 261 stopped on the Government Bridge and they swung the  bridge around.
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Posted by EJE818 on Thursday, November 8, 2007 3:41 PM

The EJ&E has two operating roundhouses and turntables at Joliet and Gary, but with CN planning on expanding both yards when they take over they might not be around much longer. BNSF doesn't have any roundhouses left in the Chicago area, and they just took out the turntable at Eola Yard a week or two ago. CN still has a turntable at Homewood. Two of the nicer roundhouses I've been to are the WSOR roundhouse at Janesville and the IC&E's roundhouse at Nahant Yard in Davenport, IA.

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Posted by spokyone on Wednesday, November 7, 2007 3:10 PM
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Posted by Biggarite on Wednesday, November 7, 2007 9:33 AM

Just an update on the Biggar Roundhouse;

 It has been tabled in the House of Commons and is seeking support in the hopes to make it a National Historic Point of Interest. The plans (That I have heard of) is to complete a phase resoration and a full Railway Museum.

http://www.carolskelton.ca/Releases2007/20071024a.htm

http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/local/story.html?id=ab9c46fe-c858-41bf-bfa0-04dd69a14036

If you care to support the cause then please sent an email to biggarmuseum@sasktel.net , all they need would be a name, location and why you would like to see it preserved.*

 

 

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Posted by spokyone on Wednesday, October 31, 2007 11:43 PM
Here is one not mentioned before in Eureka Springs AR

In Biggar Sask they are going to demolish the roundhouse there. I think it has been used as a turkey coop for many years.
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Posted by rgappel on Tuesday, October 23, 2007 5:26 PM
I know this has already been mentioned, but GTW pontiac yard still has an operable turntable. The roundhouse was torn down, but the tracks remain in use. You can check it out in google with the highest zoom. Also, there is still a coaling tower there, as well as in Elberta, MI.
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Posted by garthor on Saturday, September 29, 2007 7:45 PM

Ok folks was poking around Long Island N.Y. using google earth and found 3 turntables that appear to be still standing?

1) near atlantic ave and 125th street ?

2) Greenport Long Island near A road ? 

3) Oyster bay on Long Island ?

If anyone lives near these could you respond with a couple of pictures? Current or old really dosen't matter I grew Up in New Rochelle N.Y. and left before I could go to these locations myself.

 

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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, August 21, 2007 10:56 AM

there was a round house & turn table in use by IMRL now IC&E in mason city IA it is an ex MILW & ex SOO there also is a round house still standing in KCMO IT IS AN EX SLSF

I BELIVE KCS still has there round house and turn table its now an office building for the rr

tyler tx old COTTEN BELT shops there is a picture some where from 1936 that shows a round house turntable & shops with a loop track

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Posted by dldance on Monday, August 6, 2007 9:38 AM

last weekend (8/4/07) was Round House days in Evanston Wyoming.  They are converting the UP round house there into their city offices.  The train show was held in the renovated machine shop.  The turntable still operates but is not used by the UP.

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Posted by doghouse on Thursday, June 7, 2007 12:45 PM
 spbed wrote:

I saw one recently @ both the UPRR & BNSF yards in El Paso TX

You beat me to it!Tongue [:P]

 

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I used to enjoy trooping around old round houses but not not many are left. Anyone know how to get a list of where some are?

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Posted by inch53 on Friday, May 11, 2007 8:11 PM
 CrazyDelmar wrote:

 in Villa Grove,IL, there is a abandoned roundhouse and tower


Turntable: Unknown

Thr round house was there  bout a month ago, but the coaling tower been gone awhile. Turn table was taken out some years ago, back in the early 80's as I remeber

Mike

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Posted by spbed on Wednesday, April 18, 2007 10:39 AM

I saw one recently @ both the UPRR & BNSF yards in El Paso TX

 

 

 Charlie Bee wrote:
I used to enjoy trooping around old round houses but not not many are left. Anyone know how to get a list of where some are?

Charlie

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Posted by ModelTrainLover on Tuesday, April 17, 2007 4:31 PM
There's a 9in. HO scale TT in my room.
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Posted by D&RGWRR476 on Tuesday, March 13, 2007 11:02 PM
The old Denver, Southpark, and Pacific roundhouse in Como was restored over the last decade or so. It is a great photo spot.

Yours In Model Railroading,

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Posted by Dakguy201 on Friday, March 9, 2007 5:40 AM
There is a functioning roundhouse and turntable in Sioux City, Iowa.  It houses a partially restored Great Northern steamer and some other railroad equipment.  It is generally open to the public on Saturday mornings in the summer.
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, March 8, 2007 9:41 AM
There is a functioning TT in Bellmeade, TX(just north of Waco) east of the old Bellmeade Katy Shops/UP Bellmeade Yard. I dont think it is used to turn power, as it really isnt all that big, but it might be able to turn locomotives. It is mostly used to turn boxcars that have busted doors, and can only open on one side. UP used to keep a 4-pack of mixed SW1500 and MP15s nearby.
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Posted by old old carman on Monday, March 5, 2007 4:04 PM
The kids and I use to enjoy trooping thru the old roundhouse at Jamestown,Ca. but now that it's a State facility it isn"t nearly as enjoyable.

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