Surviving Roundhouses and Turntables in Louisiana

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Blue (Roundhouse and Turntable), Green (Roundhouse Only), Yellow (Turntable only), Red (Visual Remains)
TypeStallsYear BuiltRailroadCurrent UseCityStateCountryNotes
Visual Remains OnlyMissouri Pacific Union Pacific yard hard storage areaAlexandriaLAUSAfaint outline of foundation visible below stored items
Visual Remains Only12Southern Pacific Union Pacific YardAvondaleLAUSA
Visual Remains Only29 Baton Rouge SouthernBaton RougeLAUSAGeodesic dome built in 1958 for the Union Tank Car Co for tank car maintenance. Had radial transfer table around elevated central control room. Demolished in 2007.
Visual Remains Only10Illinios Central RailyardBaton RougeLAUSAold pad is still visable
Visual Remains OnlyMissouri Pacific fieldFerridayLAUSATurntable ring and parts of foundation visible in grass.
Visual Remains OnlyKansas City Southern vacant lotLake CharlesLAUSAconcrete floor visible
Visual Remains OnlyLouisiana & Arkansas Louisiana Southern RailroadMindenLAUSAconcrete floor visible
Visual Remains OnlyArkansas & Louisana Missouri Arkansas Louisiana and Mississippi RR yardMonroeLAUSAconcrete floor visible
Visual Remains OnlyVicksburg, Shreveport & Pacific Kansas City Southern yard hard storage padMonroeLAUSAconcrete floor visible
Roundhouse and Turntable9Public Belt (Illinois Central) New Orleans Public BeltNew OrleansLAUSAOperational. Turntable built in 1925. Renovated in 2008.
Turntable OnlyShreveport & Red River Valley rail yardShreveportLAUSA
Visual Remains OnlyTexas & Pacific Union Pacific Hollywood yard storageShreveportLAUSAconcrete floor visible, some brush
Visual Remains OnlyKansas City, Pittsburg & Gulf Railroad wooded areaShreveportLAUSAPit is possibly obscured by trees

Statistics for Roundhouses in Louisiana

Maps And Lists of Roundhouses

Map Resources

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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