Surviving Roundhouses and Turntables in Pennsylvania

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Blue (Roundhouse and Turntable), Green (Roundhouse Only), Yellow (Turntable only), Red (Visual Remains)
TypeStallsYear BuiltRailroadCurrent UseCityStateCountryNotes
Visual Remains OnlyBessemer & Lake Erie empty lotAlbion PAUSA foundation barely visibisible was built next to repair shops
Turntable OnlyPennsylvania Norfolk Southern Juniata heavy repair shopsAltoonaPAUSA turntable provides access to each bay of large square shop building
Visual Remains Only52 Norfolk Southern YardAltoonaPAUSA East Altoona Roundhouse
Roundhouse and Turntable42010 Railroaders Memorial MuseumAltoonaPAUSA
Visual Remains Only37Pennsylvania Union Tank CarAltoonaPAUSA Altoona Car Shops locomotive finishing shop
Visual Remains OnlyNew York Central Jersey Shore Steel company yardAvisPAUSAconcrete floor visible
Roundhouse Only61930Reading Crushcrete Inc.BethlehemPAUSA
Visual Remains OnlyCentral RR Of New Jersey Norfolk Southern yardBethlehemPAUSAconcrete floor used as hard storage pad
Visual Remains OnlyPennsylvania vacant lotBlairsvillePAUSAvery faint outline of foundation in grass
Roundhouse and Turntable Brookville Equipment CorpBrookvillePAUSARoundhouse is new, not historic
Visual Remains Only22Monongahela Pennsylvania Water Co.BrownsvillePAUSA
Visual Remains OnlyDelaware & Hudson unknownCarbondalePAUSA
Roundhouse OnlyPennsylvania Jim's Farmers MarketChambersburgPAUSAFoundation outline visible in grass to the northeast.
Visual Remains OnlyNew York Central vacant lotCherry TreePAUSAfoundation visible
Visual Remains OnlyNew York Central R J Corman RR yard, Pennsylvania LinesClearfieldPAUSAconcrete floor visible
Turntable OnlyBaltimore & Ohio CSX yardConnellsvillePAUSAturntable in disrepair, no tracks, roundhouse floor visible
Turntable OnlyPennsylvania Norfolk Southern YardConwayPAUSA
Visual Remains OnlyReading RBM&N yardCressonaPAUSATurntable moved to Bridgeport, PA in 1946 then to the RR Museum of PA.
Roundhouse OnlyLehigh Valley Reading Blue Mountain and Northern yardDuryeaPAUSAturntable and track gone, roof falling in, attached backshop in better condition
Visual Remains OnlyPennsylvania Norfolk Southern yardEast ConemaughPAUSAfoundation and turntable ring visible
Visual Remains OnlyPennsylvania wooded lotEmporiumPAUSAouter wall foundation can be seen between trees and road
Turntable OnlyPennsylvania Norfolk Southern YardEnolaPAUSA
Visual Remains OnlyPennsylvania CSX yardEriePAUSAconcrete floor visible
Visual Remains OnlyPittsburgh & West Virginia Wheeling and Lake Erie yardGreen TreePAUSAseveral trackway outlines can be seen between storage piles
Roundhouse and Turntable17Bessemer & Lake Erie VacantGreenvillePAUSAFormer home to B&LE 2-8-0 154 and 2-10-4 643
Visual Remains OnlyReading Norfolk Southern Rutherford yardHarrisburgPAUSAsouthern most part of foundation visible, remainder obscured by underbrush
Visual Remains Only rail yardHazelwoodPAUSA
Roundhouse and Turntable9Monongahela River Tartan Racing team test facilityHazelwoodPAUSA Nicknamed the Robot City Roundhouse. Serviced both standard and 3 foot gauge.
Turntable OnlyCentral Of New Jersy Reading and NorthernJim ThorpePAUSAturntable does not look operational
Visual Remains OnlyDelaware, Lackawanna & Western vacant lotKingstonPAUSAoutline of foundation visible
Turntable OnlyPennsylvania Juniata Valley RR yardLewistownPAUSAstill in use
Roundhouse Only4Knox & Kane VacantMarienvillePAUSA
Roundhouse Only81906McKeensport future Industrial Center of McKeesportMcKeesportPAUSA Connected B&O with P&LE. Intact, no tracks.
Roundhouse and Turntable15Union Railroad rail yardMonroevillePAUSA
Visual Remains OnlyPennsylvania wooded lotMonroevillePAUSAconcrete floor visible through trees
Visual Remains OnlyPennsylvania Railroad woodsMonroevillePAUSACement slab is right where Roundhouse was
Visual Remains OnlyBaltimore & Ohio CSX yardNew CastlePAUSAfoundation of several stalls visible below parking lot
Roundhouse Only5Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Kasgro specialty rail car solutions shopNew CastlePAUSAseveral additions to building, part of railcar building complex
Visual Remains OnlyPennsylvania wooded lotNew CastlePAUSAoutline of foundation visible
Roundhouse Only5Pittsburgh & Lake Erie VacantNewellPAUSAOriginally 15 stalls.
Roundhouse Only4Unity Railway abandonedNorth BessemerPAUSA Roof intact, all tracks gone
Visual Remains OnlyPennsylvania yardNorthumberlandPAUSAFormer home of Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania collection.
Visual Remains Only11Pennsylvania Vacant lotOil CityPAUSA
Roundhouse OnlyLehigh & New England NAPA Development Corp. excavating contractor shopsPen ArgylPAUSAno tracks, good condition
Turntable Only22Baltimore & Ohio CSX YardPhiladelphiaPAUSARoundhouse demolished
Visual Remains OnlyPennsylvania vacant lotPhiladelphiaPAUSAtrees growing out of turntable pit
Turntable OnlyAllegheny Valley Armstrong Rails to TrailsPhillipstonPAUSABeing restored.
Visual Remains OnlyBaltimore & Ohio CSX Glenwood yardPittsburghPAUSAoutline of foundation for 4 stalls visible
Turntable Only2Reading RBM&N headquartersPort ClintonPAUSAEngine house is not really a roundhouse
Visual Remains OnlyBaltimore & Ohio Buffalo and Pittsburgh yardPunxsutawneyPAUSAfoundation visible
Visual Remains OnlyReading TransloadingReadingPAUSA
Visual Remains OnlyPennsylvania Heritage ParkRenovoPAUSA
Roundhouse and Turntable81882East Broad Top East Broad TopRockhill FurnacePAUSA3 foot narrow gauge historic railroad
Visual Remains OnlyLehigh Valley Guthrie AirSayrePAUSA
Roundhouse and Turntable31Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Steamtown National Historic SiteScrantonPAUSA
Visual Remains Only woodsSharpsvillePAUSAturntable reported to be in the woods
Visual Remains OnlyBaltimore & Ohio Scrap YardSomersetPAUSAFoundation walls and pit lines
Turntable Only Railroad Museum of PennsylvaniaStrasburgPAUSATurntable from Cressona, PA. Roundhouse to be built.
Roundhouse OnlyLehigh & New England Magnesium Elektron Powders PA factoryTamaquaPAUSAno tracks nor turntable, roundhouse part of factory complex
Visual Remains OnlyPittsburgh & Lake Erie vacant lotVanderbiltPAUSAconcrete floor visible, turntable pit partially open
Visual Remains OnlyLehigh Valley WoodsWeatherlyPAUSAReports of Roundhouse Foundation in woods
Visual Remains OnlyPennsylvania football fieldWilliamsportPAUSAturntable outline and some trackways visible in grass

Statistics for Roundhouses in Pennsylvania


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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