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
Turntable OnlyLouisville & Nashville CSX yardCorbinKYUSAstill in use, not original location of turntable
Roundhouse OnlyKentucky 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 Only Rail YardLudlowKYUSA
Visual Remains OnlyIllinois Central vacant lotPaducahKYUSAouter roundhouse foundation ring visible
Visual Remains OnlyNashville, Chattanooga & Saint Louis vacant lotPaducahKYUSAfoundation and turntable ring visible
Roundhouse and Turntable6Louisville & Nashville rail yardParisKYUSA
Visual Remains OnlyIllinois Central vacant lotPrincetonKYUSAconcrete floor visible
Visual Remains OnlyChesapeake & Ohio Junk yardRavennaKYUSA
Roundhouse OnlyChesapeake & Ohio CSX Russell Locomotive shopRussellKYUSAshop building incorporates 1 or 2 bays from southern roundhouse
Turntable OnlyChesapeake & Ohio CSX YardRussellKYUSA
Turntable OnlyChesapeake & Ohio CSX yardShelbianaKYUSAturntable still in use, roundhouse foundation evident

Statistics for Roundhouses in Kentucky

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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