Surviving Roundhouses and Turntables in California

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Blue (Roundhouse and Turntable), Green (Roundhouse Only), Yellow (Turntable only), Red (Visual Remains)
TypeStallsYear BuiltRailroadCurrent UseCityStateCountryNotes
Turntable OnlySouthern Pacific Union Pacific yardBakersfieldCAUSAturntable still in use
Roundhouse Only171910Southern Pacific Bayshore Roundhouse - abandonedBrisbaneCAUSA
Turntable Only1980Bay Area Rapid Transit BART yardConcordCAUSAEnd of line turning
Visual Remains Only29Southern Pacific Vacant lotCypress ParkCAUSA
Visual Remains OnlySouthern Pacific vacant lot next to UP tracksCypress ParkCAUSAturntable foundation visible
Roundhouse and Turntable7 Swanton PacificDavenportCAUSABurned in August 2020.
Turntable Only261880Southern Pacific in use for helper locomotives in UP yardDunsmuirCAUSARoundhouse destroyed by snowstorm in 1961, foundation still visible
Turntable OnlyYosemite Valley small museumEl PortalCAUSAturntable bridge moved from another location
Turntable Only6Northwestern Pacific AbandonedEurekaCAUSATurntable with tracks and footprint of round house
Turntable Only Fillmore & WesternFillmoreCAUSA
Turntable Only42018Sacramento Valley Folsom Railroad MuseumFolsomCAUSAreconstruction of 1867 turntable on original granite base and ring
Visual Remains Only21910SP yardGilroyCAUSAPortions of turntable pit visible. Roundhouse was to the north.
Turntable Only1930Northwestern Pacific abandonedHealdsburgCAUSATurntable not connected to RR
Roundhouse and Turntable81910Sierra Railtown 1897 State Historic ParkJamestownCAUSAWood frame
Turntable OnlyCarson & Colorado Laws Railroad MuseumLawsCAUSA3 foot narrow gauge, later Southern Pacific
Roundhouse and Turntable Panella PacificLodiCAUSA16 inch gauge
Visual Remains OnlySouthern Pacific River Station Roundhouse siteLos AngelesCAUSA
Visual Remains OnlyAtchison, Topeka & Santa Fe BNSF YardNeedlesCAUSAfoundation visible
Visual Remains Only18Western Pacific Union Pacific yardOrovilleCAUSAfloor concrete visible
Turntable Only2001 Orange Empire Railway MuseumPerrisCAUSANarrow gauge
Turntable Only1914Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Amtrak 8th Street YardsRedondo JunctionCAUSA Concrete walls, 120 foot through-plate girder turntable. Roundhouse sold to Amtrak 1977, used into the 1990s, demolished 07/2000.
Turntable OnlyAT&SF BNSF YardRichmondCAUSA
Visual Remains Only281867Central Pacific parkRocklinCAUSARoundhouse foundation is now used as a park
Turntable OnlySouthern Pacific Union Pacific yardRosevilleCAUSAturntable still in use
Roundhouse and Turntable61981 California State Railroad MuseumSacramentoCAUSA
Turntable OnlyCentral Pacific Downtown Railyard Ventures, LLCSacramentoCAUSAturntable no longer connected to RR, part of large historic RR shops complex
Roundhouse Only61890Eureka & Klamath River unknownSamoaCAUSA
Turntable OnlySan Diego & Arizona Eastern San Diego & Imperial Valley Railroad yardSan DiegoCAUSAturntable still in use
Roundhouse Only51913State Belt Telegraph LandingSan FranciscoCAUSA Concrete walls, never had a turntable.
Turntable OnlySFMTA Powell & Mason Cable Car Line Turn cable carsSan FranciscoCAUSAActive armstrong type turntable for turning cable cars at end of the line
Turntable OnlySFMTA Hyde & Beach Cable Car Line Turn cable carsSan FranciscoCAUSAActive armstrong type turntable for turning cable cars at end of the line
Turntable OnlySFMTA Powel & Mason Cable Car Line Turn cable carsSan FransiscoCAUSAActive armstrong type turntable for turning cable cars at end of the line
Visual Remains OnlySouthern Pacific Vacant lotSan Luis ObispoCAUSA
Turntable OnlyWestern Pacific Union Pacific yardStocktonCAUSAturntable still in use
Visual Remains Only3SP empty areaSusanvilleCAUSAThree pit foundations still visible
Visual Remains OnlyNorthwestern Pacific abandonedWillitsCAUSA Strange Roundhouse. Turntable was on rear of roundhouse.

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Special thanks to Brian Berthold, Richard Shulby, and Mark Mason who have all worked together to research and locate many of the roundhouse remains shown in this database.

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