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Date: 05/10/04 17:11
Surviving Big Roundhouses & Turntables
Author: zephyrus

Anyone know how many big roundhouses (say 5 stalls or more, 100' deep) and/or turntables over 100' long survive in North America?

WHo owns them, what condition are they currently in. Can include turntables that have been lifted but still survive as well.

In California/Nevada, I know of a couple:

Redondo turntable - LA, ex-ATSF now Amtrak, 120' (roundhouse demolished 2000)

Stockton turntable - ex-WP now UP, 110'

Bayshore Roundhouse - South SF, ex-SP now UP, turntable gone? building in bad shape, 12 stalls?

Oroville turntable - Virginia City, NV, ex-WP now owned by FRRS, 110', stored out of ground


Can anyone add to the list?

Thanks.

Eugene




Date: 05/10/04 17:19
Re: Surviving Big Roundhouses & Turntables
Author: CNW6500

Here knock yourself out. Not sure how many of these are still standing, but these are some of the ones that I have came across while railfanning from space.

Arizona

Tucson, AZ



Date: 05/10/04 17:46
Re: Surviving Big Roundhouses & Turntables
Author: MRSLIDES

Guadalajara, JAL, Mexico: Former NdeM roundhouse. Rebuilt 3 years ago and operated by General Electric Transportation Systems.

San Luis Potosi, SLP, Mexico: Former NdeM roundhouse. Operated by General Electric Transportation Systems.

EJ&E Gary, IN

B&LE Greenville, PA

JCB



Date: 05/10/04 18:12
Re: Surviving Big Roundhouses & Turntables
Author: BNSFhogger

Interbay Roundhouse in Seattle, WA. Roundhouse and turntable still used daily. Here is the Pacific Pride unit on the turntable in 1990. The roundhouse has had a facelift since this picture was taken.




Date: 05/10/04 18:18
Re: Surviving Big Roundhouses & Turntables
Author: Steamjocky

I have been told that the turntable at Stockton is out of service but I do not know from personal experience.

steamjocky



Date: 05/10/04 18:19
Re: Surviving Big Roundhouses & Turntables
Author: CyberFoamer

UP's Cheyenne Roundhouse and turnable looks to be in operation as well as still turning and housing steamers.

There are two turtables in Washington State that I know of. Interbay, Washington and Pasco, Washington, both have turntables, but I am not sure if they are over 100 ft. I would assume so, considering that the original owners GN and NP had very large steam engines, like the R-2 2-8-8-2s and Yellowstones.

Casey



Date: 05/10/04 18:58
Re: Surviving Big Roundhouses & Turntables
Author: MTMEngineer

CNW6500 posted an impressive list - he must have been waiting a long time for someone to ask this question!

The GN Minneapolis Jct Roundhouse and TT are gone. The TT is now installed at the former GN Jackson Street (St Paul) roundhouse and used daily by Minnesota Transportation Museum.

Milwaukee's St Paul (Pigs Eye) roundhouse and TT are used daily by General Electric's GETS locomotive servicing.

Also in daily use in St Paul is Minnesota Commercials roundhouse and TT, though it's a small TT - 90 feet, I think.

Milwaukees Wabasha, MN roundhouse is still standing, but no TT

Milwaukees Harlowton, Montana roundhouse is still standing, but no TT.



Date: 05/10/04 19:02
Re: Surviving Big Roundhouses & Turntables
Author: Nitehostler

The former ATSF roundhouse in Las Vegas, NM should still be there; no turntable or pit, but it has 30 or more stalls, I believe.



Date: 05/10/04 19:23
Re: Surviving Big Roundhouses & Turntables
Author: CNW6500

MTMEngineer Wrote:
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> CNW6500 posted an impressive list - he must have
> been waiting a long time for someone to ask this
> question!

Sorry to disappoint but, no I have not been waiting for someone to ask this question. Just trying to fill that niche in life that is always the collector of useless garbage until someone somewhere asks the question. Besides when one does not sleep and the reruns of Mayberry are the same as the channel 4 steps down, you can waste bandwidth pretty easy.



Date: 05/10/04 19:44
Re: Surviving Big Roundhouses & Turntables
Author: LCW

EJ&E at Joliet, IL



Date: 05/10/04 19:45
Re: Surviving Big Roundhouses & Turntables
Author: highgreengraphics

Evanston, WY has a complete turntable and 1/2 roundhouse, with an old powerhouse and most servicing facilities intact except no water tank. It was being used by a contract car shop, has been totally empty for a number of years. The turntable is a "bridge" type. Too bad this place is not by much population - would make a dandy museum. Pretty spooky to walk through in the evening. JLH



Date: 05/10/04 19:47
Re: Surviving Big Roundhouses & Turntables
Author: photobob

Here's Dunsmuirs. The roundhouse went years ago but the turntable is used still quite abit. The Railcam is located in the mallet shed seen behind the tunnel motor on the turntable.




Date: 05/10/04 20:03
Re: Surviving Big Roundhouses & Turntables
Author: truxtrax

No roundhouse, but UP still has a TT at Albina in Portland. Not to mention the RH and TT at Brooklyn Yd, home for SP4449, SP&S700, OWR&N(UP) 190, F40 231 and various other DLM goodies!

Butch,,,,here we go



Date: 05/10/04 20:19
Re: Surviving Big Roundhouses & Turntables
Author: Gabbyh1

Winslow, Az. 120' Santa Fe design. Only one working motor, but still working.



Date: 05/10/04 20:43
Re: Surviving Big Roundhouses & Turntables
Author: waybill

CNW6500 Wrote:
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> Here knock yourself out. Not sure how many of
> these are still standing, but these are some of
> the ones that I have came across while railfanning
> from space.
> >
>
>
> Iowa
>
> Estherville, Iowa - CNW Gone, no TT.

>
> Mason City, Iowa - MILW No the IC&E facility. The original Milwaukee tt is gone. Per my sources, the current one was used at Shoreham. Removed from there, and shipped to Mason City by the Soo Line folks when they owned the Milwaukee lines in Mason City.> =2


> Mason City, Iowa



Date: 05/10/04 20:56
Re: Surviving Big Roundhouses & Turntables
Author: trainhorns




Date: 05/10/04 23:11
Re: Surviving Big Roundhouses & Turntables
Author: Jim700

BNSF Parkwater, Washington turntable. The large roundhouse, which disappeared in stages and used to store some historical NP steamers, is long gone. The turntable lies within a balloon track which is accessed via the main yard or the "hell hole".

http://terraserver-usa.com/image.aspx?t=2&s=11&x=1188&y=13200&z=11&w=2



Date: 05/11/04 02:03
Re: Surviving Big Roundhouses & Turntables
Author: espeeboy

Uh Joe, you of all people should know that the Hobart diesel facility is no longer right? ;)

Guessing that your links to the Terra image maps are from an older pre-BNSF Commerce facility date. But it is nice to still see the plan view of the old ATSF diesel facility at Hobart after these last 7 years...



Date: 05/11/04 03:32
Re: Surviving Big Roundhouses & Turntables
Author: nathan314

Yes, there's still a turntable and roundhouse in Cheyenne, though the roundhouse is nothing like what it used to be. The turntable is 125', or just barely long enough to turn a Big Boy. Here's a shot of Cheyenne shop switcher UP 96 on the turntable last year.

Nathan




Date: 05/11/04 05:28
Re: Surviving Big Roundhouses & Turntables
Author: LCW

Nitehostler Wrote:
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> The former ATSF roundhouse in Las Vegas, NM should
> still be there; no turntable or pit, but it has 30
> or more stalls, I believe.


Yep, still there. and to add insult to injury, it is the home of a regional trucking company.



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