Surviving Roundhouses and Turntables in Alabama

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Blue (Roundhouse and Turntable), Green (Roundhouse Only), Yellow (Turntable only), Red (Visual Remains)
TypeStallsYear BuiltRailroadCurrent UseCityStateCountryNotes
Turntable OnlySaint Louis-San Francisco BNSF yardBirminghamALUSAstill in use
Roundhouse OnlyAlabama Great Southern Finley RoundhouseBirminghamALUSA
Turntable OnlySouthern Norfolk Southern yardBirminghamALUSAstill in use
Visual Remains OnlyLouisville & Nashville CSX Oakworth yardDecaturALUSAonly disturbed earth remain
Visual Remains Only parking lotGadsdenALUSATurntable ring can be seen.
Roundhouse and Turntable5 Huntsville Historic Depot and Roundhouse ComplexHuntsvilleALUSA Original 13-stall Memphis & Charleston roundhouse gone by 1898. This is a recent imitation.
Turntable Only10Louisville & Nashville CSX railyardMobileALUSA
Visual Remains OnlyGulf, Mobile & Ohio vacant lotMontgomeryALUSAconcrete floor visible
Visual Remains Only21Western Railway of Alabama vacant lotMontgomeryALUSAThe L&N roundhouse was on the eastern side of Court St.
Visual Remains OnlySouthern commercial areaSheffieldALUSAturntable pit in woods, roundhouse outline in earth visible
Roundhouse Only12Louisville & Nashville CSX Boyles yardTarrantALUSAno remaining track, good condition, turntable moved to Summerville, GA 1999
Visual Remains OnlyGulf, Mobile & Ohio Alabama Southern yard rail storageTuscaloosaALUSAnew yard track installed, faint northern side of turntable ring remains
Roundhouse and Turntable3 Tuscumbia RailwaysTuscumbiaALUSA

Statistics for Roundhouses in Alabama

Resources

Special thanks to Mark Mason who used the USGS Historical Topographic Maps to locate many of the roundhouse remains shown in this database.



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