Remaining turntables and/or roundhouse in the Midwest

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Remaining turntables and/or roundhouse in the Midwest

Postby 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

Postby 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

Postby 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

Postby 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

Postby 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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