Remaining turntables and/or roundhouse in the Midwest

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Remaining turntables and/or roundhouse in the Midwest

Post by CarterB » Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:49 pm

What roundhouses and/or turntables remain in the midwest.,,,in operation or not.
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Re: Remaining turntables and/or roundhouse in the Midwest

Post by Mikejf » Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:27 am

Salina, Ks. had one on the UP last time I was there.

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Re: Remaining turntables and/or roundhouse in the Midwest

Post by Rockingham Racer » Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:46 pm

I think there's one in Burr Oak Yard in Blue Island, IL.

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Re: Remaining turntables and/or roundhouse in the Midwest

Post by mtuandrew » Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:18 am

Both Illinois Railway Museum in Union, IL and Minnesota Transportation Museum (Jackson Street Roundhouse in St. Paul, MN) have turntables.

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Re: Remaining turntables and/or roundhouse in the Midwest

Post by 57A26 » Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:36 pm

Union Pacific still has turntables in use at Marshalltown, Boone and Council Bluffs, Iowa. They are former CNW, and except for the one in Council Bluffs, still used to turn locomotives on occasion. The one in Council Bluffs is at (and used by) the shop that maintains the business car fleet. Located at the old CNW yard on the north side of town.

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Re: Remaining turntables and/or roundhouse in the Midwest

Post by CarterB » Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:34 pm

Any remaining CB&Q roundhouses or turntables left in the Midwest?
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Re: Remaining turntables and/or roundhouse in the Midwest

Post by eolesen » Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:09 pm

Technically, the IRM does have a 130' turntable that was rescued from the DRGW yard at Denver, but it's only the table. There's no pit, and it's not operational... yet.

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Existing/previous turntables and/or roundhouses in the Midwe

Post by CarterB » Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:47 am

New York State has done a great list of turntable/roundhouse locations on their forum.
Let's see how many midwest ones we can find, existing or previous.
Using https://mapper.acme.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; list and locate the ones you are aware of by posting the Lat Lon such as:
N 39.85897 W 88.16217 which was the C & EI Villa Grove roundhouse and turntable.
N 41.95376 W 87.93180 CMSP&P Bensenville, IL
N 40.74983 W 88.40503 WAB Forrest, IL
N 40.36476 W 87.65043 C&EI Rossville, IL
N 38.63346 W 90.15194 B&O Granite City, IL
N 41.83767 W 87.76564 CB&Q Cicero, IL
N 38.50103 W 89.14528 ICRR Centralia, IL
N 41.69786 W 87.56815 C&WI? or NYC&STL? South Deering (Chicago) IL
N 41.66790 W 87.67300 CRI&P Blue Island, IL
N 38.50101 W 89.14530 ICRR Centralia, IL
N 41.51597 W 90.41635 CRI&P Sylvis, IL
N 39.53718 W 89.30551 C&IM Taylorville, IL
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