• New York State Roundhouses

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  by s4ny
 
Erie RR Rochester Div had a turntable at Wayland but no roundhouse. Wayland was the high point on the line.
The turntable was just northwest of the station, 100 feet east of where Scott St. dead ended at Clark St.

I would assume that more freight was moving westbound vs. eastbound, but the alignment of the turntable access
from the west would suggest otherwise.

http://www.jon-n-bevliles.net/RAILROAD/ ... .+1913.pdf

The link above, page 3 shows the turntable on a 1913 insurance map.
  by 484freak
 
I don't believe anyone mentioned

Binghamton Yard Roundhouse. Ex DL&W

Also, The remains of the roundhouse at Bevier Street Yard do still exist somewhat. Well, at least the concrete platform, and outlive for the turntable pit. Ex D&H I believe
  by jbeckley68
 
I scanned through the past posts and didn't see anything mentioned for Syracuse/Dewitt beyond the one in East Syracuse (of course long gone)

I need to dig my maps out, but i believe Dewitt had three turntables/roundhouses operating during early 1900's

2 in East Syracuse and one on East end in Minoa.

(it also had a "turntable only" in the diesel years, mid-yard near the two humps.)
  by Passaic River Rat
 
No mention of Suffern, Spring Valley, West Haverstraw, or Tappan?
  by scottychaos
 
Passaic River Rat wrote:No mention of Suffern, Spring Valley, West Haverstraw, or Tappan?
what railroad(s)?
and were there roundhouses, or just turntables, in those locations?

Scot
  by Passaic River Rat
 
scottychaos wrote:what railroad(s)?
and were there roundhouses, or just turntables, in those locations?

Scot
Suffern = Erie. I don't know if there was a roundhouse, but one can see a turntable pit in http://www.historicaerials.com?poi=13354. It looks like the pit was covered with the construction of Hillburn yard, probably part of the Mahwah Ford Plant improvements.

Spring Valley - Erie. Once again, I don't know if there was a roundhouse, but a picture of it is shown in the book on the Pascack Valley RR, I think by the railroadians. http://www.historicaerials.com?poi=13355. This pit might be obliterated.

Tappan - New York Cental. http://www.nyow.org/pm_march_2010.jpg at the O&W HS's website. Again, unknown if there was a roundhouse. Viewable on historicaerials.com at http://www.historicaerials.com?poi=13352

West Haverstraw - Had a 70' turntable with a seven-bay roundhouse. I have no pictures of it, but I do have a map that I got on-line from the Rockland County Clerk's office. Search the records for "New York Central" and it will return a number of documents, including a map of part of the yard. Pit visible on historicaerials.com at http://www.historicaerials.com?poi=13353

Nyack - Erie. Pit visible on http://www.historicaerials.com/?poi=13351. Image is from 1965.
  by Passaic River Rat
 
Woops. West Haverstraw = NYC.
  by Noel Weaver
 
Passaic River Rat wrote:More on Kingston

http://www.railroad.net/forums/viewtopi ... 93&t=10250
The Kingston roundhouse lasted until the very late 70's along with the turntable too. I recall it when I worked the River Line between 1974 and 1982.
Noel Weaver
  by erie2521
 
With regard to the location of the turntable in Wayland, NY on the Erie, I suspect its main use was to turn around helper engines which had assisted eastbound freights up from Avon. This leads me to a question: Does anyone know how long that turntable was in place? Ted
  by poppyl
 
I just learned today that the NYC maintained a roundhouse in Penn Yan. It was apparently destroyed by fire in 1910 with one fatality. Does anyone know where the roundhouse was located?

Poppyl
  by H.F.Malone
 
New Haven at Maybrook, NY-- RH & TT. Both extant as of 1971. Or has it already been mentioned?
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