Surviving Roundhouses and Turntables in Wisconsin

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Blue (Roundhouse and Turntable), Green (Roundhouse Only), Yellow (Turntable only), Red (Visual Remains)
TypeStallsYear BuiltRailroadCurrent UseCityStateCountryNotes
Visual Remains OnlyChicago & Northwestern Union Pacific yard unused areaAdamsWIUSAoutline of foundation in grass
Visual Remains OnlyChicago & Northwestern Union Pacific yardAltoonaWIUSAfoundation visible
Visual Remains Only6Minneapolis, Saint Paul & Sault Saint Marie Canadian National yardChippewa FallsWIUSAconcrete floor visible
Visual Remains Only8Chicago & Northwestern empty lotElandWIUSAThe remains of 3 stalls are visible. Switches, instead of a turntable, was used to access it.
Visual Remains Only17Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific AbandonedGreen BayWIUSAfoundation visible
Roundhouse Only401913Chicago & Northwestern Canadian National yardGreen BayWIUSA6 stalls remain.
Visual Remains Only16Green Bay & Western vacant lotGreen Bay WIUSApad and turntable pit are visible
Visual Remains OnlyChicago & Northwestern Union Pacific yardItascaWIUSAfoundation visible
Visual Remains OnlyChicago & Northwestern noneJanesville WIUSA
Roundhouse and Turntable11Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific WSOR maintenanceJanesville WIUSA 6 stalls tracked
Visual Remains Only9Chicago & Northwestern empty lotKendallWIUSANext to the Sparta-Elroy bike trail
Visual Remains OnlyChicago, Burlington & Quincy BNSF yardLa CrosseWIUSAconcrete floor used for intermodal container storage
Roundhouse Only24Chicago & Northwestern Office buildingMadisonWIUSA8 stalls remain. Renovated
Visual Remains OnlyChicago & Northwestern wooded lotMonicoWIUSAtrees growing through foundation outline shape
Roundhouse and Turntable29Minneapolis, Saint Paul & Sault Saint Marie Canadian National yard repair shopsNorth Fon Du LacWIUSA12 10 stalls remain in good condition
Roundhouse and Turntable33Chicago & Northwestern Canadian National yard repair shopsNorth Fon Du LacWIUSA18 stall section remains in good condition
Visual Remains Only18Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Canadian Pacific yardPortageWIUSA2 stalls of roundhouse foundation visible under outdoor storage
Roundhouse Only5Minneapolis, Saint Paul & Sault Saint Marie Wisconsin Central, CN yard useRhinelanderWIUSAno turntable or tracks remain
Roundhouse and Turntable281915Chicago & Northwestern Spooner Railroad ParkSpoonerWIUSA8 stalls remain not connected to track
Roundhouse and Turntable22Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Canadian National locomotive repairStevens PointWIUSAVery good condition. Middle 6 stalls were part of 16 stall Wisconsin Central stone built RH. In 1890 Soo added 8 stalls in 1910 and 8 more in 1919 and upgraded TT from around 60 to 100 foot.
Visual Remains Only33Great Northern BNSF yardSuperiorWIUSAfoundation and some concrete floor visible
Roundhouse Only10Lake Superior Terminal & Transfer vacantSuperiorWIUSAmay have been recently leveled per street view
Visual Remains OnlyChicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific vacant lotTomahWIUSAconcrete floor remains
Visual Remains Only6Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Open FieldWausauWIUSAFoundation pits and lead in tracks can all be seen
Roundhouse and Turntable5Riverside & Great Northern Riverside & Great NorthernWisconsin DellsWIUSA5 stall miniature roundhouse
Roundhouse Only8Green Bay & Western Canadian National yard storageWisconsin RapidsWIUSAno tracks or turntable
Visual Remains OnlyChicago & Northwestern vacant lotWyevilleWIUSA

Statistics for Roundhouses in Wisconsin

Resources

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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