Surviving Roundhouses and Turntables in Montana

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Blue (Roundhouse and Turntable), Green (Roundhouse Only), Yellow (Turntable only), Red (Visual Remains)
TypeStallsYear BuiltRailroadCurrent UseCityStateCountryNotes
Visual Remains Only8Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific buffalo repairAlbertonMTUSAturtable ring and roundhouse foundation visible
Roundhouse and Turntable201893Butte, Anaconda & Pacific Railway Butte, Anaconda and Pacific Railway AnacondaMTUSAin use by railroad
Visual Remains OnlyNorthern Pacific Montana Rail Link yardBillingsMTUSAoutline of roundhouse foundation faintly visible
Visual Remains Only25Great Northern abandoned fieldBodoinMTUSA
Roundhouse Only41916Great Northern storageButteMTUSA
Visual Remains OnlyChicago, Milwaukee St. Paul & Pacific Construction co yardDeer LodgeMTUSAfoundation only
Visual Remains OnlyNorthern Pacific BNSF YardForsythMTUSAsome stalls and faint outline of turntable pit visible
Roundhouse and Turntable40Northern Pacific BNSF YardGlendiveMTUSAin use by railroad
Turntable Only30Great Northern BNSF YardGreat FallsMTUSAfoundation visible
Visual Remains Only10Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific vacant lotGreat FallsMTUSAfoundation faintly visible
Roundhouse Only121913Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific storageHarlowtonMTUSA5 stalls remain
Turntable OnlyGreat Northern yardHavreMTUSAMoved from original location about 650 feet to the east
Turntable Only16Northern Pacific Montana Rail Link yardHelenaMTUSAturntable in railroad use
Turntable OnlyNorthern Pacific BNSF YardLaurelMTUSAturntable in operation, modern engine house on original foundation
Visual Remains Only12Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific vacant lotLewistownMTUSAoutline of foundation only
Visual Remains Only1881Utah & Northern open fieldLimaMTUSAFaint remains of roundhouse foundation can be seen in the grass.
Turntable OnlyNorthern Pacific BNSF YardLivingstonMTUSAturntable in use, part of roundhouse foundation visible
Visual Remains Only5Northern Pacific private propertyLoganMTUSATurntable ring and back side of roundhouse foundation seen in yard.
Visual Remains Only10Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific empty lotMelstoneMTUSA
Visual Remains Only26Milwaukee Road Transco Railway ProductsMiles CityMTUSAFeatured in 1930''s film "Danger Lights".
Turntable Only28Northern Pacific yardMissoulaMTUSA
Visual Remains OnlyNorthern Pacific empty lotParadiseMTUSATurntable ring and some stalls visible by Roundhouse Road
Visual Remains Only15Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Grass FieldThree ForksMTUSAStall lines seen in grass
Roundhouse and Turntable35Great Northern Railway BNSF YardWhitefishMTUSA13 stalls in Stone House plus 15 stalls in Frame House plus 5 stalls in fire proof house plus 3 stalls when Stone and Frame houses removed.
Visual Remains Only24Great Northern fieldWolf PointMTUSAFoundation pits and turntable ring Visible

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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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