This small manually-operated turntable was in regular service on a U.S. common carrier into the 1980’s. The railroad was the Chestnut Ridge Railway, and the turntable provided turning capability a... (more)
The closed engine terminal at Handley, WV (ex-C&O) still had many of the trappings of the steam era in 1986, including water tanks, a coaling station, 115-foot turntable (long enough to handle the... (more)
At the engine depot at Kumasi, the second largest city in Ghana (pop. 1.5m) and birthplace of Kofi Annan. There are no trains reaching here these days because the track to Accra and Takoradi is u... (more)
Quite a crowd!
The tower serves as the crew briefing and dispatch facility. There is a modern computer room upstairs where the dispatcher runs the CTC board.
The turntable still works, but the roundhouse needs some repair. The Evanston Chamber of Commerce is trying to restore it. Lets hope they do. I understand they would like to have shops and such in... (more)