Surviving Roundhouses and Turntables in Alabama

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Blue (Roundhouse and Turntable), Green (Roundhouse Only), Yellow (Turntable only), Red (Visual Remains)
TypeStallsYear BuiltRailroadCurrent UseCityStateCountryNotes
Turntable OnlySaint Louis-San Francisco BNSF yardBirminghamALUSAstill in use
Roundhouse Only251915Alabama Great Southern Finley RoundhouseBirminghamALUSA
Turntable OnlySouthern Norfolk Southern yardBirminghamALUSAstill in use
Visual Remains OnlyMobile & Ohio empty areaCitronelleALUSA Only a turntable existed at this site. The turntable ring is still visible.
Visual Remains OnlyLouisville & Nashville CSX Oakworth yardDecaturALUSAonly disturbed earth remain
Visual Remains OnlyLouisville & Nashville parking lotGadsdenALUSATurntable ring can be seen.
Roundhouse and Turntable51990Memphis & Charleston Huntsville Historic Depot and Roundhouse ComplexHuntsvilleALUSA Original 13-stall Memphis & Charleston roundhouse gone by 1898. This is a recent imitation.
Turntable Only10Louisville & Nashville CSX railyardMobileALUSA
Visual Remains Only20Western Railway of Alabama vacant lotMontgomeryALUSAThe L&N roundhouse was on the eastern side of Court St.
Visual Remains Only9Gulf, Mobile & Ohio vacant lotMontgomeryALUSAconcrete floor visible
Visual Remains OnlySouthern commercial areaSheffieldALUSAturntable pit in woods, roundhouse outline in earth visible
Roundhouse Only12Louisville & Nashville CSX Boyles yardTarrantALUSAno remaining track, good condition, turntable moved to Summerville, GA 1999
Visual Remains OnlyGulf, Mobile & Ohio Alabama Southern yard rail storageTuscaloosaALUSAnew yard track installed, faint northern side of turntable ring remains
Roundhouse and Turntable32013 Tuscumbia RailwaysTuscumbiaALUSA

Statistics for Roundhouses in Alabama

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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