Surviving Roundhouses and Turntables in California

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Blue (Roundhouse and Turntable), Green (Roundhouse Only), Yellow (Turntable only), Red (Visual Remains)
TypeStallsYear BuiltRailroadCurrent UseCityStateCountryNotes
Turntable OnlySouthern Pacific Union Pacific yardBakersfieldCAUSAturntable still in use
Roundhouse Only17Southern Pacific Bayshore Roundhouse - abandonedBrisbaneCAUSA
Visual Remains Only29Southern Pacific Vacant lotCypress ParkCAUSA
Visual Remains OnlySouthern Pacific vacant lot next to UP tracksCypress ParkCAUSAturntable foundation visible
Turntable Only261880Southern Pacific in use for helper locomotives in UP yardDunsmuirCAUSARoundhouse destroyed by snowstorm in 1961, foundation still visible
Turntable OnlyYosemite Valley small museumEl PortalCAUSAturntable bridge moved from another location
Turntable Only6Northwestern Pacific AbandonedEurekaCAUSATurntable with tracks and footprint of round house
Turntable Only Fillmore & WesternFillmoreCAUSA
Turntable OnlySacramento Valley Folsom Railroad MuseumFolsomCAUSAreconstruction of 1867 turntable on original granite base and ring
Turntable OnlyNorthwestern Pacific AbandonedHealdsburgCAUSAdisused turntable not connected to RR
Roundhouse and Turntable61910Sierra Railtown 1897 State Historic ParkJamestownCAUSAWood walls
Turntable OnlyCarson & Colorado Laws Railroad MuseumLawsCAUSA3 foot narrow gauge, later Southern Pacific
Visual Remains OnlyAtchison, Topeka & Santa Fe BNSF YardNeedlesCAUSAfoundation visible
Visual Remains OnlyWestern Pacific Union Pacific yardOrovilleCAUSAfloor concrete visible
Turntable Only2001 Orange Empire Railway MuseumPerrisCAUSANarrow gauge
Turntable Only1914Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe BNSF Redondo JunctionRedondo JunctionCAUSA Concrete walls, 120 foot through-plate girder turntable. Roundhouse sold to Amtrak 1977, used into the 1990s, demolished 07/2000.
Turntable OnlyAT&SF BNSF YardRichmondCAUSA
Turntable OnlySouthern Pacific Union Pacific yardRosevilleCAUSAturntable still in use
Roundhouse and Turntable6 California State Railroad MuseumSacramentoCAUSA
Turntable OnlyCentral Pacific Downtown Railyard Ventures, LLCSacramentoCAUSAturntable no longer connected to RR, part of large historic RR shops complex
Roundhouse Only6Hammond Lumber unknownSamoaCAUSA
Turntable OnlySan Diego & Arizona Eastern San Diego & Imperial Valley Railroad yardSan DiegoCAUSAturntable still in use
Roundhouse Only51889State Belt Telegraph LandingSan FranciscoCAUSA Concrete walls, never had a turntable.
Visual Remains OnlySouthern Pacific Vacant lotSan Luis ObispoCAUSA
Turntable OnlyWestern Pacific Union Pacific yardStocktonCAUSAturntable still in use

Statistics for Roundhouses in California


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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