Surviving Roundhouses and Turntables in Illinois

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Blue (Roundhouse and Turntable), Green (Roundhouse Only), Yellow (Turntable only), Red (Visual Remains)
TypeStallsYear BuiltRailroadCurrent UseCityStateCountryNotes
Visual Remains OnlyIllinois Terminal Norfolk Southern yardAltonILUSAoutline of foundation faintly visible
Roundhouse OnlyIllinois Central Sensient Flavors factoryAmboyILUSA2 bays of roundhouse are incorporated into a factory
Roundhouse Only401850Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Two Brothers RoundhouseAuroraILUSA Largest surviving full-circle limestone roundhouse in the world.
Roundhouse OnlyChicago, Burlington & Quincy Roundhouse Event CenterBeardstown ILUSA
Visual Remains OnlyBelt Railway Of Chicago Belt Railway of Chicago yardBedford ParkILUSAfoundation visible
Turntable OnlyChicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Canadian Pacific yardBensenville ILUSA Foundation partially visible
Visual Remains Only20Chicago & Alton Abandoned lot near UP yardBloomingtonILUSA Roundhouse destroyed by two arson fires in 1972-73. Foundation of roundhouse and turntable are visible.
Turntable OnlyChcago, Rock Island & Pacific Iowa Interstate Blue IslandILUSAused by the Iowa Interstate Railroad
Visual Remains OnlyWabash Norfolk SouthernBluffsILUSARoundhouse foundation coverd by trees but you was see were it was located
Visual Remains OnlyIllinois Central Canadian National yardBlufordILUSAturntable ring clearly visible, foundation faint
Visual Remains OnlyWabash AbandonedBrooklynILUSAouter rim of roundhouse visible, 2nd street curves around roundhouse
Visual Remains Only1905Merchants Bridge Terminal vacant lotBrooklynILUSAconcrete floor visible
Visual Remains Only5Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific abandonedBureau JunctionILUSAFoundation seen though trees
Visual Remains OnlyIllinois Central vacant lotCairoILUSAfoundation floor visible
Visual Remains OnlyCairo & Vincennes (GM&O) vacant lotCairoILUSAOutline of foundation visible.
Visual Remains OnlyIllinois Central abandonedCarbondaleILUSAfoundation fully visible
Visual Remains OnlyChicago, Burlington & Quincy BNSF yardCentraliaILUSAoutline of foundation visible
Visual Remains Only32Chicago & Alton Canadian National yardChicagoILUSA Demolished between 1951 and 1962. 90' turntable. Footprint of roundhouse or turntable is barely perceptible. Not sure.
Visual Remains OnlyElgin Joliet & Eastern FieldChicagoILUSA
Visual Remains OnlyChicago Great Western wooded lotChicagoILUSAfoundation of 2 stalls visible through trees
Visual Remains OnlyAtchison, Topeka & Santa Fe FieldChillicotheILUSAVisable Foundation
Roundhouse and Turntable4Chicago, Burlington & Quincy BNSF yardCicero ILUSAused monthly
Visual Remains Only5Chicago Great Western Manufacturer's Junction, Belt Railway of ChicagoCiceroILUSA Tracks and turntable removed. Roundhouse demolished in 2016.
Visual Remains OnlyIllinois Central abandonedClintonILUSAfoundation visible
Turntable OnlyBaltimore & Ohio CSX yardDecaturILUSApoor condition
Visual Remains Only12Wabash rail yardDecaturILUSAFootprint of roundhouse is just visible
Visual Remains OnlyToledo Peoria & Western Toledo Peoria and Western yardEast PeoriaILUSAfoundation and turntable ring visible
Roundhouse OnlyBaltimore & Ohio abandonedEast St LouisILUSA
Visual Remains OnlyIllinois Central abandonedEast St LouisILUSA
Visual Remains OnlySaint Louis Southwestern lot between rail yardsEast St LouisILUSAfaint outline of foundation
Visual Remains OnlyChicago, Burlington & Quincy WoodsEast St LouisILUSAVisable Foundation
Visual Remains OnlyChicago, Burlington & Quincy BNSF yardEolaILUSA Turntable existed in 2006.
Visual Remains OnlyBaltimore & Ohio vacant lotFloraILUSAoutline of foundation faintly visible
Turntable OnlyWabash Forrest Depot MuseumForrestILUSA
Visual Remains OnlyIllinois Central Railroad PropertyFreeportILUSATurntable pivot point visable, moved from roundhouse between 1966-1974, removed after 2012.
Visual Remains OnlyIllinois Central wooded lotFreeportILUSA foundation visible through undergrowth
Visual Remains OnlyChicago & North Western grain factory FultonILUSAfoundation visible
Visual Remains OnlyChicago, Burlington & Quincy BNSF yardGalesburgILUSA Two roundhouses shared this location. Faint outlines of both foundations can be seen.
Visual Remains OnlyChicago, Rock Island & Pacific ag supply yardGalvaILUSAend of line turntable, pit filled in, ring visible, no roundhouse
Visual Remains OnlyChicago & North Western Railway empty lotHarvardILUSAFoundation can be seen in grass
Roundhouse OnlyChicago & Illinois Midland AFT ManufacturingHewittsvilleILUSAdestroyed by tornado in 2018
Visual Remains OnlyNew York Central Union Pacific yardHillsboroILUSAconcrete floor visible
Turntable OnlyIllinois Central Canadian National Homewood yardHomewoodILUSAturntable still in use
Turntable OnlyGulf, Mobile & Ohio abandonedJolietILUSAturntable partially visible through trees
Visual Remains OnlyElgin Joliet & Eastern Canadian National yardJolietILUSAroundhouse outer ring partially visible between tracks
Visual Remains OnlyCCC&STL RR FieldKankakeeILUSA
Visual Remains OnlyPeoria, Decatur & Evansville (Illinois Central) abandonedMattoonILUSAundergrowth around concrete floor
Turntable Only1929Chicago & Northwestern Union Pacific Proviso Locomotive FacilityMelrose ParkILUSA turntable still in use
Roundhouse Only5Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Scrap yardMolineILUSA
Visual Remains OnlyIllinois Central vacant lotMoundsILUSAfaint outline of foundation
Roundhouse OnlyGulf Mobile & Ohio Curwood printing, now closedMurphysboroILUSAadditions to 3 sides of roundhouse
Visual Remains OnlyNew York Central abandonedParisILUSAturntable pit filled in
Turntable OnlyChicago, Rock Island & Pacific Constitution Garden, city parkPeoriaILUSAPreserved as historical display. To be moved to the Monticello Railway Museum.
Visual Remains OnlyPeoria & Perkin Union RR Greenbrier Castings outdoor storagePeoriaILUSAroundhouse trackways visible under outdoor storage
Visual Remains OnlyChicago, Burlington & Quincy yardQuincyILUSA Buildings just to the south were attached to the original roundhouse
Visual Remains OnlyLake Erie & Western Railroad empty fieldRankinILUSAFoundation visible in grass
Turntable OnlyBaltimore & Ohio Chicago Terminal CSX yardRiverdaleILUSAturntable still in use
Visual Remains OnlyChicago, Burlington & Quincy Iowa Interstate yardRock IslandILUSAmore recent 1 bay building on part of foundation
Visual Remains OnlyChicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific vacant lotRock IslandILUSAonly portion of outer wall remains
Visual Remains Only4CMSP&P FoundationRockfordILUSA Turntable pit visible, trees hide foundation.
Visual Remains OnlyChicago, Burlington & Quincy wooded lotRockfordILUSA Turntable turn point still standing
Visual Remains OnlyChicago & Alton Kansas City Southern yardRoodhouseILUSAconcrete floor used for hard storage
Roundhouse OnlyChicago & Eastern Illinois farmRossvilleILUSA
Visual Remains OnlyChicago & Eastern Illinois Union Pacific yardSalemILUSAfoundation visible
Visual Remains OnlyChicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific lawnSavannaILUSAfoundation outline visible in grass pattern
Visual Remains OnlyChicago, Burlington & Quincy vacant lotSavannaILUSAfoundation visible
Visual Remains OnlyChicago, Rock Island & Pacific National Railway Equipment outdoor storageSilvisILUSAOnce was a "full" roundhouse. Concrete floor intact.
Visual Remains OnlyChicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific vacant lotSouth BeloitILUSAoutline of 2 roundhouse bays and turntable ring faint
Roundhouse and TurntableNew York, Chicago & St. Louis Norfolk Southern Calumet yardSouth DeeringILUSA
Visual Remains OnlyChicago & Northwestern Union Pacific yardSouth PerkinILUSAturntable ring visible, brush growing inside
Visual Remains OnlyIllinois Southern wooded lotSpartaILUSA
Visual Remains OnlyChicago, Peoria & St. Louis Illinois and Midland RR yardSpringfieldILUSAoutline of foundation faintly visible
Visual Remains OnlyAtcheson, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad PropertyStreatorILUSA Extremely faint turntable facing foundation wall
Turntable OnlyWabash Rail yardTiltonILUSA
Turntable OnlyChicago & North Western Railway DisplayUnionILUSA1910 American bridge Co. 80 foot from Harvard IL
Turntable OnlyDenver & Rio Grande Railroad Future RoundhouseUnionILUSAOriginaly in Denver,CO purchased By Illinois Railway Museum April 2016
Roundhouse OnlyChicago & Eastern Illinois abandoned near UP yardVilla Grove ILUSA
Roundhouse and Turntable51904Illinois Central Canadian National yardWamacILUSA
Turntable OnlyChicago & Northwestern Union Pacific yardWaukegan ILUSA not in use
Visual Remains OnlyElgin, Joliet & Eastern vacant lotWaukeganILUSArubble on foundation

Statistics for Roundhouses in Illinois

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


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