Surviving Roundhouses and Turntables in Kentucky

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Blue (Roundhouse and Turntable), Green (Roundhouse Only), Yellow (Turntable only), Red (Visual Remains)
TypeStallsYear BuiltRailroadCurrent UseCityStateCountryNotes
Visual Remains Only12Illinois Central WoodsCentral CityKYUSAFew Pit foundations seen in trees
Turntable OnlyLouisville & Nashville CSX yardCorbinKYUSAstill in use, not original location of turntable
Turntable OnlyLouisville & Nashville Railroad wooded areaCornettsville KYUSAWestern side of pit visible within wye.
Roundhouse Only13Kentucky Central Novolex company warehouseCovingtonKYUSAgood condition, complex includes several large shop buildings all connected with additions
Visual Remains OnlySouthern lawnFergusonKYUSAfaint outline of foundation in grass
Visual Remains OnlyIllinois Central Canadian National yardFultonKYUSAfoundation visible
Visual Remains OnlyLouisville & Nashville CSX yardHazardKYUSAturntable ring outline visible
Roundhouse and Turntable15Kentucky & Indiana Terminal Norfolk & Southern YardLouisvilleKYUSAstill in use
Visual Remains OnlyIllinois Central Paducah and Louisville RR yardLouisvilleKYUSAfoundation of several bays visible
Visual Remains OnlyLouisville & Nashville CSX yardLoyallKYUSAfoundation partially obscured by old crossties and debris
Visual Remains OnlyCincinnati, New Orleans & Texas Pacific Rail YardLudlowKYUSA
Visual Remains Only36Illinois Central vacant lotPaducahKYUSA2nd roundhouse on site. 1st just to east. 1st demolished by 1901(Sanborn) when IC added next 14 of eventual 36 stalls.
Visual Remains Only8Paducah, Tennessee & Alabama vacant lotPaducahKYUSAfoundation and turntable ring visible
Roundhouse and Turntable6Louisville & Nashville rail yardParisKYUSA
Visual Remains Only6Illinois Central vacant lotPrincetonKYUSAconcrete floor visible
Visual Remains OnlyLouisiana & Nashville Junk yardRavennaKYUSA
Roundhouse Only2Chesapeake & Ohio CSX Russell Locomotive shopRussellKYUSAshop building incorporates 1 or 2 bays from southern roundhouse
Turntable OnlyChesapeake & Ohio CSX YardRussellKYUSA
Turntable Only3Chesapeake & Ohio CSX yardShelbianaKYUSAturntable still in use, roundhouse foundation evident

Statistics for Roundhouses in Kentucky


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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