• Remaining turntables and/or roundhouse in the Midwest

  • Pertaining to all railroading subjects, past and present, in the American Midwest, including Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa and Kansas. For questions specific to a railroad company, please seek the appropriate forum.
Pertaining to all railroading subjects, past and present, in the American Midwest, including Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa and Kansas. For questions specific to a railroad company, please seek the appropriate forum.

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  by CarterB
 
What roundhouses and/or turntables remain in the midwest.,,,in operation or not.
  by 57A26
 
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.
  by CarterB
 
Any remaining CB&Q roundhouses or turntables left in the Midwest?
  by CarterB
 
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
  by Arborwayfan
 
Monticello Railway Museum just took delivery of "the former Rock Island turntable from Peoria" and is planning to build a pit and install it some day.