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Johnson Street Roundhouse Turntable

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Raleigh Turntable pano1

Looking NW

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in May 2015

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BH Photo #332607

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Description 

Dimensions are estimates. One of two Steam-era electric turntables left in North Carolina. Roundhouse built circa 1909. http://raleighpublicrecord.org/news/2013/12/23/raleighs-rail... Info gathered by Luke

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over CSXTRR on CSXTRR
Location
Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1917
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Railroads
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Family Lines System (FL)
- Seaboard Air Line Railway (SAL)
- Seaboard Coast Line Railroad (SCL)
- Seaboard System Railroad (SBD)
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Span length: 101.0 ft.
Total length: 101.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.78736, -78.64179   (decimal degrees)
35°47'14" N, 78°38'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/713127/3962929 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Raleigh West
Inventory number
BH 68533 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 17, 2015: Updated by Royce and Bobette Haley: description per Luke

Sources 

  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

Raleigh Turntable
Posted July 17, 2015, by Luke

Considering there are three other turntables on the site, I think it's fine.

According to the linked article I found, the turntable (Currently CSX owned) was part of the Seaboard Air/Coast Line's Johnson Street Roundhouse, and is one of only two steam-era electric turntables still extant in NC.

http://raleighpublicrecord.org/news/2013/12/23/raleighs-rail...