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Peoria Turntable

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken by Thomas Dyrek in October 2017

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BH Photo #457456

Map 

Description 

This turntable was used by the Rock Island for turning locomotives at their roundhouse and shop facility. It was last used in the late 1970s and has been preserved by the city, however it is going to be relocated to the Monticello Railway Museum in Monticello, IL to allow the city to redevelop the area.

Facts 

Overview
Turntable from the Rock Island Railroad
Location
Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois
Status
Closed; to be relocated to Monticello Railway Museum
History
At former site of Rock Island roundhouse
Railroad
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (CRIP (1866-1920); RI (1920-1975) ROCK (1975-1980))
Dimensions
Span length: 90.0 ft.
Total length: 90.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Also called
Riverfront Park Turntable
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.69757, -89.57618   (decimal degrees)
40°41'51" N, 89°34'34" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/282340/4508376 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 86862 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 8, 2019: New photos from Thomas Dyrek

Sources 

  • Thomas Dyrek