Surviving Roundhouses and Turntables in Illinois

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TypeStallsYear BuiltRailroadCurrent UseCityStateCountryNotes
Visual Remains OnlyIllinois Terminal Norfolk Southern yardAltonILUSAoutline of foundation faintly visible
Roundhouse Only11Illinois Central Sensient Flavors factoryAmboyILUSA2 bays of roundhouse are incorporated into a factory
Roundhouse Only401856Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Two Brothers RoundhouseAuroraILUSA Original 22 stalls. 8 added in 1859, 10 added in 1866. Largest surviving full-circle limestone roundhouse in the world.
Roundhouse Only161905Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Roundhouse Event CenterBeardstown ILUSA
Visual Remains Only201925Belt Railway Of Chicago Belt Railway of Chicago yardBedford ParkILUSARazed by 1962. Foundation visible.
Visual Remains OnlyBelt Railway Of Chicago Belt Railway of Chicago yardBedford ParkILUSATurntable ring clearly visible. A roundhouse did not exist at this site.
Visual Remains OnlyNew York Central tore downBelgiumILUSAhalf of turntable ring and some stalls are visible
Turntable Only401926Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Canadian Pacific yardBensenville ILUSA 110 foot, 432 ton Bethleham Steel turntable from 1937. Foundation partially visible. Turntable moved to Silvis, IL in 2022.
Visual Remains Only40Chicago & Alton Abandoned lot near UP yardBloomingtonILUSA Roundhouse destroyed by two arson fires in 1972-73. Foundation of roundhouse and turntable are visible.
Turntable OnlyChicago, Rock Island & Pacific Metra Commuter RailBlue IslandILUSAOut of service for bearing replacement.
Visual Remains OnlyWabash Norfolk Southern propertyBluffsILUSARoundhouse foundation coverd by trees but you was see were it was located
Visual Remains OnlyIllinois Central Canadian National yardBlufordILUSAturntable ring clearly visible, foundation faint
Visual Remains OnlyWabash AbandonedBrooklynILUSAouter rim of roundhouse visible, 2nd street curves around roundhouse
Visual Remains Only1905Merchants Bridge Terminal vacant lotBrooklynILUSAconcrete floor visible
Visual Remains Only6Chicago, Burlington & Quincy private landBudaILUSATurntable ring clearly visible.
Visual Remains Only5Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific abandonedBureau JunctionILUSAFoundation seen though trees
Visual Remains OnlyCairo & Thebes fieldCairoILUSARear wall seen in brush
Visual Remains Only5Illinois Central vacant lotCairoILUSAFoundation floor visible in grass
Visual Remains Only6Cairo & Vincennes (GM&O) vacant lotCairoILUSATurntable ring and foundation visible
Visual Remains Only181888Cairo & Thebes wooded areaCairoILUSAFoundation hidden under trees.
Visual Remains Only12Illinois Central abandonedCarbondaleILUSAfoundation fully visible
Visual Remains Only9Chicago, Burlington & Quincy BNSF yardCentraliaILUSAoutline of foundation visible
Visual Remains Only121910Toledo, St. Louis & Western railroad propertyCharlestonILUSARazed by 1983. Turntable ring still visible.
Visual Remains Only32Chicago & Alton Canadian National yardChicagoILUSA Demolished between 1951 and 1962. 90' turntable. Footprint of roundhouse or turntable is barely perceptible. Not sure.
Visual Remains Only5Chicago West Pullman & Southern Chicago Rail Link LLCChicagoILUSASwitched (no turntable). Connected machine shop and store room still standing. Foundation outline to the right.
Visual Remains OnlyElgin Joliet & Eastern FieldChicagoILUSA
Visual Remains OnlyChicago Great Western wooded lotChicagoILUSAfoundation of 2 stalls visible through trees
Visual Remains Only17Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe FieldChillicotheILUSAVisable Foundation
Roundhouse and Turntable4Chicago, Burlington & Quincy BNSF yardCicero ILUSAused monthly
Visual Remains Only51909Chicago Great Western Manufacturer's Junction, Belt Railway of ChicagoCiceroILUSA Tracks and 60 foot turntable removed. Roundhouse demolished in 2016.
Visual Remains Only30Illinois Central abandonedClintonILUSAfoundation visible
Turntable OnlyBaltimore & Ohio CSX yardDecaturILUSApoor condition
Visual Remains Only45Wabash rail yardDecaturILUSAFootprint of roundhouse is just visible
Visual Remains OnlyToledo Peoria & Western Toledo Peoria and Western yardEast PeoriaILUSAfoundation and turntable ring visible
Roundhouse Only11Baltimore & Ohio abandonedEast St LouisILUSA Roundhouse demolised in 2020.
Visual Remains Only16Illinois Central abandonedEast St LouisILUSA
Visual Remains OnlySaint Louis Southwestern lot between rail yardsEast St LouisILUSAfaint outline of foundation
Visual Remains OnlyChicago, Burlington & Quincy WoodsEast St LouisILUSAVisable Foundation
Visual Remains Only1936Southern woodsEast St. LouisILUSAFoundation hidden in trees.
Visual Remains Only12Chicago, Burlington & Quincy BNSF yardEolaILUSA Turntable existed in 2006.
Visual Remains Only8Baltimore & Ohio vacant lotFloraILUSATurntable was for an engine house, not roundhouse. Outline of foundation faintly visible
Turntable OnlyWabash Forrest Depot MuseumForrestILUSA
Visual Remains Only12Illinois Central fieldForrestonILUSAWalls and stall pits shadows can be seen in 7/2022 Google Earth view.
Visual Remains OnlyIllinois Central Railroad PropertyFreeportILUSATurntable pivot point visable, moved from roundhouse between 1966-1974, removed after 2012.
Visual Remains Only341894Illinois Central wooded lotFreeportILUSA 90 foot turntable moved to yard on west side of town. Foundation visible through undergrowth.
Visual Remains Only58Chicago & North Western grain factory FultonILUSAfoundation visible
Visual Remains Only31893Chicago & Northwestern woodsGalenaILUSATurntable pit hidden in trees.
Visual Remains Only20Chicago, Burlington & Quincy BNSF yardGalesburgILUSA Several roundhouses shared this location. Faint outlines of two foundations can still be seen. Another, to the north is not longer visible.
Visual Remains OnlyChicago, Rock Island & Pacific ag supply yardGalvaILUSAend of line turntable, pit filled in, ring visible, no roundhouse
Visual Remains OnlyChicago & North Western Railway empty lotHarvardILUSAFoundation can be seen in grass
Roundhouse Only8Chicago & Illinois Midland AFT ManufacturingHewittsvilleILUSAdestroyed by tornado in 2018
Visual Remains Only10Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis Union Pacific yardHillsboroILUSAconcrete floor visible
Turntable OnlyIllinois Central Canadian National Homewood yardHomewoodILUSAturntable still in use
Turntable OnlyGulf, Mobile & Ohio abandonedJolietILUSAturntable partially visible through trees
Visual Remains Only31Elgin Joliet & Eastern Canadian National yardJolietILUSAroundhouse outer ring partially visible between tracks
Visual Remains OnlyIllinois Central empty lotKankakeeILUSAarc of roundhouse remains no stalls or tunrtable pit vivible
Visual Remains OnlyCCC&STL RR FieldKankakeeILUSARoundhouse shops still exist as brick building in parking lot.
Visual Remains OnlyPeoria, Decatur & Evansville (Illinois Central) abandonedMattoonILUSAundergrowth around concrete floor
Turntable Only581929Chicago & Northwestern Union Pacific Proviso Locomotive FacilityMelrose ParkILUSA 110 foot turntable still in use
Roundhouse Only51912Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Scrap yardMolineILUSATracks and turntable removed by 1937.
Visual Remains OnlyIllinois Central vacant lotMoundsILUSAFoundation outline easily seen recent aerial views.
Visual Remains Only81884Gulf Mobile & Ohio Curwood printing, now closedMurphysboroILUSARebuilt in 1925 with additions to 3 sides of roundhouse. Razed in May 2022.
Visual Remains OnlyNew York Central abandonedParisILUSAturntable pit filled in
Turntable OnlyChicago, Rock Island & Pacific Constitution Garden, city parkPeoriaILUSAPreserved as historical display. To be moved to the Monticello Railway Museum.
Visual Remains Only371885Peoria & Perkin Union RR Greenbrier Castings outdoor storagePeoriaILUSAroundhouse trackways visible under outdoor storage
Visual Remains OnlyChicago, Burlington & Quincy yardQuincyILUSA Buildings just to the south were attached to the original roundhouse
Visual Remains Only8Lake Erie & Western Railroad empty fieldRankinILUSA Foundation visible in grass. Turntable is no longer discernable.
Turntable OnlyBaltimore & Ohio Chicago Terminal CSX yardRiverdaleILUSAturntable still in use
Visual Remains OnlyChicago, Burlington & Quincy Iowa Interstate yardRock IslandILUSAmore recent 1 bay building on part of foundation
Visual Remains OnlyChicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific vacant lotRock IslandILUSAonly portion of outer wall remains
Visual Remains Only4CMSP&P FoundationRockfordILUSA Turntable pit visible, trees hide foundation.
Visual Remains Only31897Chicago, Burlington & Quincy wooded lotRockfordILUSA Turntable turn point still standing
Visual Remains Only16Chicago & Alton Kansas City Southern yardRoodhouseILUSAconcrete floor used for hard storage
Visual Remains Only12Chicago & Eastern Illinois farmRossvilleILUSA Roundhouse razed in 2020.
Visual Remains OnlyChicago & Eastern Illinois Union Pacific yardSalemILUSAfoundation visible
Visual Remains OnlyChicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific lawnSavannaILUSAfoundation outline visible in grass pattern
Visual Remains OnlyChicago, Burlington & Quincy vacant lotSavannaILUSAfoundation visible
Visual Remains OnlyChicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroading Heritage of Midwest AmericaSilvisILUSAOnce was a 'full' roundhouse. Concrete floor intact. Received turntable from Bensenville, IL in 2022.
Visual Remains OnlyChicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific vacant lotSouth BeloitILUSAoutline of 2 roundhouse bays and turntable ring faint
Roundhouse and Turntable81949New York, Chicago & St. Louis Norfolk Southern Calumet yardSouth DeeringILUSA
Visual Remains OnlyChicago & Northwestern Union Pacific yardSouth PerkinILUSAturntable ring visible, brush growing inside
Visual Remains OnlyIllinois Southern wooded lotSpartaILUSAFoundation visible. One track remains, overgrown.
Visual Remains Only61913C&NW woodsSpring ValleyILUSAFoundation hidden in trees.
Visual Remains OnlyChicago, Peoria & St. Louis Illinois and Midland RR yardSpringfieldILUSAoutline of foundation faintly visible
Visual Remains Only201910Chicago Great Western woodsStocktonILUSAFoundation hidden in trees.
Visual Remains OnlyAtcheson, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad PropertyStreatorILUSA Extremely faint turntable facing foundation wall
Visual Remains Only5Mobile & Ohio AntennasTammsILUSATurntable Ring and 5 Stall Foundation
Turntable OnlyWabash Rail yardTiltonILUSA
Turntable OnlyChicago & North Western Railway DisplayUnionILUSA1910 American bridge Co. 80 foot from Harvard IL
Turntable OnlyDenver & Rio Grande Railroad Future RoundhouseUnionILUSAOriginaly in Denver,CO purchased By Illinois Railway Museum April 2016
Visual Remains Only181906Chicago & Eastern Illinois abandoned near UP yardVilla Grove ILUSAHad 18 plus 8 stalls. 8 stalls were razed by 1983. The remain portion razed in 2022.
Roundhouse and Turntable471904Illinois Central Canadian National yardWamacILUSA9 stalls remain
Turntable OnlyChicago & Northwestern Union Pacific yardWaukegan ILUSA not in use
Visual Remains OnlyElgin, Joliet & Eastern vacant lotWaukeganILUSArubble on foundation

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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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