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The covered turntable at Norden only lasted to 1993 because it was more expensive to knock down than to maintain. It was last used to turn engines and MoW (snow removal)in the early 1980s. By 1984, the roof was in danger of collapsing and was susquently reinforced by giant timber beams. The...
One of the very few turntables left in operation in the US is pictured here in Anaconda, Mt where the Rarus Railway uses it to turn locomotives & cars coming out of their roundhouse onto the right track.
In 1919, plans for the new Niles Yards on the east side of Niles, including a thirty stall roundhouse and a 100\' turntable this is a photo in 2006 of same turntable the roundhouse is now small shops but is still there. This was all part of The Michigan Central Railroad Niles Terminal.
It's Not a Fire, by the Turntable in the RR Yard in Cheyenne,WY. It's the "Worlds Largest Operating Steam Locomotive" backing on to the Mainline for a run to Houston, TX. for the 2004 SuperBowl!!!
January 12,2004 Cheyenne, WY
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