Surviving Roundhouses and Turntables in Michigan

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Blue (Roundhouse and Turntable), Green (Roundhouse Only), Yellow (Turntable only), Red (Visual Remains)
TypeStallsYear BuiltRailroadCurrent UseCityStateCountryNotes
Roundhouse OnlyNew York Central Lake Shore & Southern yardAdrianMIUSA
Roundhouse Only4Detroit & Mackinac Lake State yardAlpenaMIUSA
Visual Remains OnlyGrand Trunk Canadian National yardBattle CreekMIUSAconcrete floor used for hard outdoor storage pad
Roundhouse OnlyMichigan Central Dobson Industrial Inc. shopsBay CityMIUSAno tracks or turntable
Visual Remains OnlyNew York Central vacant lotBay CityMIUSAfoundation outline
Roundhouse OnlyCalumet & Hecla commercialCalumetMIUSA
Roundhouse Only2Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Boat Storage Building ChampionMIUSAEnd of line Roundhouse. Turntable pit is fainly visible.
Roundhouse and Turntable62000Detroit, Toleda & Milwaukee Road Greenfield VillageDearbornMIUSA Henry Ford acquired the 1884 Marshall roundhouse in 1991. It was reconstructed here in 2000.
Visual Remains OnlyMichigan Central Bakerson and Collinson companyDetroitMIUSAOuter foundation ring and trackways of roundhouse visible
Visual Remains OnlyGrand Trunk Canadian National yardDetroitMIUSAoutline of foundation and back shop partially visible
Visual Remains OnlyGrand Trunk Huron and Eastern RR yardDurandMIUSAfoundation outline visible
Visual Remains Only1912Ann Arbor Waterfront ParkElbertaMIUSA
Turntable OnlyChicago & Northwestern marina yardEscanabaMIUSAturntable in disreapir, no tracks, roundhouse foundation visible
Turntable OnlyDetroit, Toledo and Ironton CN yardFlatrockMIUSA
Roundhouse and TurntableMinneapolis, St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie Canadian National yardGladstoneMIUSA
Turntable OnlyMichigan Central Grand Elk RR yardGrand RapidsMIUSAturntable still in use
Visual Remains Only21Pere Marquette Rail yardGrand RapidsMIUSAlooks to be 21 stalls
Roundhouse OnlyQuincy & Torch Lake museumHancockMIUSA
Visual Remains Only2Pere Marquete CSX yardHollandMIUSAFoundation of two stalls visible
Visual Remains OnlyChicago & Northwestern Vacant lotIron MountainMIUSAoutline of foundation faintly visible
Visual Remains OnlyChicago & Northwestern Gas Station PropertyIshpemingMIUSATurntable pit Visable
Visual Remains OnlyMichigan Central Norfolk Southern yardJacksonMIUSA
Visual Remains OnlyNew York Central Grand Elk RR yardKalamazooMIUSAhard storage pad
Visual Remains Only3Kalamazoo & South Haven Railroad ParkKalamazooMIUSAOutline of turntable pit can be seen.
Visual Remains OnlyPere Marquette vacant lotLudingtonMIUSAturntable ring and foundation outline visible
Roundhouse Only3Pere Marquette Marquette RailManisteeMIUSAin use, no turntable
Roundhouse OnlyPere Marquette misc businessesNew BuffaloMIUSA3 stalls remain, restored. Turntable moved to Owosso, MI.
Roundhouse and Turntable1903Missouri Central Roundhouse SupplyNilesMIUSA
Turntable OnlyAnn Arbor Great Lakes Central RROwossoMIUSATurntable from Pere Marquette roundhouse, New Buffalo, MI. In use, engine house is modern.
Visual Remains OnlyPere Marquette CSX yardPlymouthMIUSAouter foundation ring visible, trackways faint, backshop building originally connected
Turntable OnlyGrand Trunk Western Canadian National yardPontiacMIUSAturntable still in use
Visual Remains OnlyGrand Trunk Canadian National yardPort HuronMIUSAturntable pit and foundation visible
Roundhouse OnlyPort Huron & Detroit RR CSX ownedPort HuronMIUSAbuilding in ruins
Visual Remains OnlyMichigan Central Railroad Business River RougeMIUSARut along driveway matches up perfectly with turntable. Might be the filled in bridge.
Roundhouse and Turntable10Pere Marquette Lake State RailroadSaginawMIUSA
Roundhouse Only7Escanaba & Lake Superior locomotive maintenanceWellsMIUSAno turntable, track switches used to access stalls

Statistics for Roundhouses in Michigan


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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