NYS Turntables

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NYS Turntables

Post by nydepot » Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:37 am

I've been compiling turntables for several years and have just finished going through most of the Sanborn maps for NYS. This list is compiled from my own data, data previously posted on this site, many map resources, emails to "experts" on various railroads, and Michael Kudish's books.

As I get a railroad done, I'll post it here. These locations have been confirmed. A few still have no latitude/longitude as I was unable to get a good read on exactly where they were. One example of that is Ashford Jct on the BR&P. This TT pre-dated the East Salamanca shops. It's just not on maps but it is known to have existed.

Key:
Railroad Name
Town - Type of turntable setup - latitude/longitude

Type of turntable setup:
TT only - that's all there was
TT+EH - turntable and engine house
TT+RH - turntable with the classic, curved roundhouse. Some were just a few stalls, some were 360 degrees.

There are no dates, what happened to them, etc. This is just a list of where they were.

I have yet to finish NY City and redo Buffalo. Those affected railroads will come later in the list.

Charles
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Re: NYS Turntables

Post by nydepot » Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:38 am

Alco
Schenectady - TT only - 42.819079, -73.936399 (1st)
Schenectady - TT only - 42.821380, -73.933523 (2nd)
Schenectady - TT only - 42.823679, -73.932081 (3rd)

Atlantic & St. Lawrence
Stellaville - TT only - 44.480314, -75.246929

Bath & Hammondsport
Hammondsport - TT+EH - 42.409166, -77.218806

Boston & Maine
Mechanicsville - TT+RH - 42.911859, -73.683938 (1st)
Mechanicsville - TT+RH - 42.908012, -73.699568 (2nd)
Rotterdam Junction - TT+RH - 42.869578, -74.039289
Troy - RH with no TT - 42.742533, -73.68129 (1st)
Troy - TT+RH - 42.74520, -73.68044 (2nd)

Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburgh
Ashford Junction - TT+RH -
Buffalo - TT+RH - 42.856847, -78.848239
Perry - TT+EH - 42.716852, -78.007897
Rochester (Lincoln Park) - TT+RH - 43.150427,-77.653159
Salamanca - TT+RH - 42.164761, -78.690857

Catskill Mountain
Cairo - TT only - 42.301504, -73.998366
Cairo Junction - TT only - 42.253271, -73.969527
Catskill - TT+EH - 42.211532, -73.855601
Tannersville - TT only -

Chateaugay RR
Lyon Mountain - TT+EH - 44.725115, -73.902547 (approx)
Plattsburgh - TT+RH 44.692795, -73.445388 (approx)

Crown Point Iron Company
Crown Point - TT+EH - 43.946869, -73.417411
Hammondville - TT only - 43.914983, -73.608745

Dansville & Mount Morris
Dansville - TT+EH - 42.561609, -77.699287

Delaware & Northern
Andes - TT only - 42.182534, -74.793319
Arkville - TT only - 42.147195,-74.615471
Margaretville - TT only - 42.147138, -74.639409
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Re: NYS Turntables

Post by nydepot » Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:42 am

Dolgeville & Salisbury
Irondale - TT only - 43.162597, -74.777349

Fonda, Johnstown & Gloversville
Broadalbin - TT only - 43.057483, -74.196089
Northville - Northville - TT - 43.224028, -74.182888
Fonda - TT only - 42.953998,-74.377952
Gloversvile - TT+RH - 43.048258,-74.349849

Kanona & Prattsburgh
Prattsburgh - TT+EH - 42.521421, -77.282249

Lake Champlain & Moriah
Port Henry - TT+RH - 44.043860, -73.462866

Lehigh & Hudson River
Chester - TT only - 41.362075, -74.257906
Warwick - TT+RH - 41.255075, -74.364593 (1st)
Warwick - TT+RH - 41.251805, -74.373229 (2nd)

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Re: NYS Turntables

Post by nydepot » Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:44 am

Little Falls & Dolgeville
Little Falls - TT only - 43.042468, -74.855040

Lowville & Beaver River
Croghan - TT+EH - 43.893684, -75.397712
Lowville - TT+EH - 43.789197,-75.486932

Middleburgh & Schoharie
Middleburgh - TT+RH - 42.599745, -74.332355

Naperville Junction
Rouses Point - TT+RH - 44.996732, -73.372506

Nickel Plate
Buffalo - TT+RH - 42.863821, -78.848247

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Re: NYS Turntables

Post by nydepot » Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:53 am

Norfolk Southern
East Binghamton - TT Only - 42.098137, -75.85713 (built 1990s)

Pennsylvania Railroad
Brockton - TT only - 42.392691, -79.455828
Buffalo (Ebenezer) - TT+RH - 42.849322, -78.765094
Buffalo - TT+RH - 42.875092, -78.835681
Canandaigua TT+RH - 42.890461, -77.273614
East Aurora - TT only - 42.765328, -78.611781
Elmira (Southport) - TT+RH - 42.070995, -76.802575
Nunda - TT only - 42.581676, -77.942784
Olean - TT+RH - 42.089604, -78.43999
Portageville - TT only - 42.568573, -78.041199
Rochester - TT+RH - 43.122796, -77.644887
Sodus Point - TT+RH - 43.266343, -76.997434
Stanley - TT only - 42.829606, -77.100815
Watkins Glen - TT only - 42.383732, -76.872144

Pittsburg, Shawmut & Northern
Angelica - TT+EH - 42.307003, -78.029707
Perkinsville - TT only - 42.541554, -77.615693

Rutland
Chatham - TT+EH - 42.366965, -73.595716
Malone - TT+RH - 44.852319, -74.299074
Ogdensburg - TT+RH - 44.705393, -75.486796
Rouses Point - TT+RH - 44.995657, -73.363351

South Buffalo
Buffalo - TT+RH - 42.814023, -78.836312

Wagner/Pullman Company
Buffalo - TT+RH - 42.899525, -78.810281

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Re: NYS Turntables

Post by BR&P » Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:21 am

An excellent reference, Charles - thank you! :-D

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Re: NYS Turntables

Post by SST » Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:34 am

Didn't there use to be a TT-RH at the southern end of LaSalle Park along the Niagara River? It was next to the ramp that is still there across from Erie Basin Marina. Its been a while but I saw an aerial picture of it. I even walked the area looking for any remains of it. After seeing this new posting, I looked at the Erie County 1920 and 1951 aerials......nothing.

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Re: NYS Turntables

Post by CPSmith » Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:50 am

Ambitious project. Three leapt to mind immediately - two of which you've listed. The third is (was) the turntable (only I presume) on the West Shore at Genesee Junction. Sodus Point (top photo), Croghan (bottom photo)
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Re: NYS Turntables

Post by nydepot » Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:29 am

I’m not done with the NYC yet, which includes Buffalo and Genesee junction.

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Re: NYS Turntables

Post by nydepot » Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:14 pm

New York, Ontario & Western
Campbell Hall - TT only - 41.460750, -74.258017
Clinton - TT only - 43.051381, -75.378159
Cornwall on Hudson - TT only - 41.449778, -74.014781
Delhi - TT only - 42.270859, -74.920630
Edmeston - TT+EH - 42.688981, -75.244539
Liberty - TT only - 41.795091, -74.743286
Middletown - TT+RH - 41.456892, -74.409712 (1st)
Middletown - TT+RH - 41.456635, -74.409111 (2nd)
Middletown - TT only - 41.454850, -74.412820
Monticello (PJM&NY RR) - TT+EH - 41.649405, -74.687857
New Berlin - TT+EH - 42.623228, -75.327447
Norwich - TT+RH - 42.526934, -75.515471 (1st)
Norwich - TT+RH - 42.525403, -75.514338 (2nd)
Oneida - TT+RH - 43.091827, -75.643255 (1st)
Oneida - TT+EH - 43.091102, -75.642247 (2nd)
Oswego - TT+RH - 43.460054, -76.506114
Rome - TT+RH - 43.202679, -75.455437 (1st)
Rome - TT+RH - 43.199001, -75.454262 (2nd)
Utica - TT+RH - 43.106542, -75.235033
Utica - TT+RH - 43.093206, -75.262773
Sidney - TT+RH, then EH, then only - 42.312586, -75.381377

Ulster & Delaware
Big Indian - TT only - 42.103108, -74.442148
Bloomville - TT only - 42.331773, -74.802133
Browns Station - TT+RH - submerged in reservoir
Grand Hotel (Highmount) - TT only - 42.145599, -74.492676
Hunter - TT+EH - 42.212414, -74.221710
Kaaterskill - TT only - 42.195786, -74.055151
Kingston - TT+RH - 41.920960, -73.978111
Oneonta - TT+RH - 42.452621, -75.045681
Phoenicia - TT only - 42.081497, -74.312236
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Re: NYS Turntables

Post by nydepot » Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:23 pm

Unadilla Valley
Bridgewater - TT only - 42.878298, -75.245733

New York & Pennsylvania
Canisteo - TT only - 42.274276, -77.603481

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Re: NYS Turntables

Post by nydepot » Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:35 pm

Delaware & Hudson
Albany - TT+RH - 42.637559, -73.755963
Altamont - TT+EH - 42.700732, -74.032156
Ausable Forks - TT only - 44.442425, -73.669474
Baldwin - TT only - 43.810526, -73.444022 (1st)
Baldwin - TT only - 43.810517, -73.443423 (2nd)
Binghamton - TT+RH - 42.105138, -75.899873 (1st)
Binghamton - TT+RH - 42.113981, -75.890555 (2nd)
Cherry Valley - TT only - 42.799792, -74.755026
Cobelskill - TT only - 42.677227,-74.482485
Colonie - TT+RH - 42.681273, -73.776925
Colonie - TT+RH - 42.680594, -73.775391
Cooperstown - TT only - 42.699982,-74.932584
Cooperstown - TT+RH - 42.700798,-74.932358 (burned and rebuilt multiple times)
Corinth - TT only - 43.240592, -73.852612
Glens Falls - TT only - 43.312890, -73.635667
Greenwich - TT+EH - 43.086089, -73.497536
Hadley - TT only - 43.703427, -73.990118 (1st)
Hadley - TT only - 43.703023, -73.988727 (2nd)
Hadley - TT only - 43.702821, -73.988334 (3rd)
Lake George - TT+EH - 43.419388, -73.710393
Lake Placid - TT+EH - 44.275721, -73.987022
Lyon Mountain - TT only - 44.727170, -73.908169
Mooers Junction - TT only - 44.966734, -73.585210
North Creek - TT only - 43.702836, -73.988342
Oneonta (A&S) - TT only - 42.452231, -75.059247
Oneonta - TT+RH - 42.44929 -75.070181 (1st)
Oneonta - TT+RH - 42.450933, -75.069692 (2nd)
Oneonta - TT+RH - 42.449197, -75.083472 (3rd)
Plattsburgh - TT+RH - 44.697151, -73.443458
Port Henry - TT+RH - 44.041379, -73.460489 (1st)
Port Henry - TT only - 44.038672, -73.461630 (2nd)
Rouses Point - TT+RH - 44.991754, -73.374986
Salem - TT+RH - 43.173962, -73.329867
Saratoga - TT+RH - 43.077625, -73.790536
Saratoga Springs - TT+RH - 43.074123, -73.794451
Schenectady - TT only - 42.819221, -73.937880 (1st)
Schenectady - TT+RH - 42.831768, -73.925016 (2nd)
Troy - TT+RH - 42.749670, -73.692308
Whitehall - TT+RH - 43.544268, -73.406576

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Re: NYS Turntables

Post by amtrakhogger » Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:14 pm

Erie at Port Jervis. TT only.
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Re: NYS Turntables

Post by nydepot » Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:36 pm

Thanks, the Erie is still to come.

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Re: NYS Turntables

Post by TrainDetainer » Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:00 pm

The third TT you listed for O&W at Middletown was not an O&W TT. It was Middletown & New Jersey (nee Middletown & Unionville) and had an enginehouse. It was used by Erie commuter power and power leased by M&NJ (from O&W & NYS&W) when theirs was unavailable.

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