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Milby Street Roundhouse

Photos 

Photo taken by Patrick Feller

License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)

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BH Photo #311438

Map 

Description 

Turntable on old HB&T. Though currently listed as UP, the most commonly used name for the turntable is "HB&T Milby Street Roundhouse".

Facts 

Overview
Pony/through girder turntable on Union Pacific Railroad Co., Galveston Subdivision
Location
Houston, Harris County, Texas
Status
Intact but closed to all traffic
Railroads
- Houston Belt & Terminal Railway (HBT)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Pony/through girder
Also called
UP Milby Street Roundhouse
Approximate latitude, longitude
+29.74489, -95.34053   (decimal degrees)
29°44'42" N, 95°20'26" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/273654/3292811 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Park Place
Inventory number
BH 65189 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 1, 2015: Added by Patrick Feller

Sources 

Comments 

Milby Street Roundhouse
Posted January 27, 2019, by Juli Adams (juliadams59 [at] gmail [dot] com)

My dad was a railroad engineer for HB&T until his death in 1966. I seem to remember a roundhouse on Canal St. At that time, HB&T was affiliated with AT&SF, and Mopac. Since we were relatives, we rode Santa Fe passenger trains for free.

I have very vivid memories of the Sunset Limited and the California Special. I remember the smell of the cl

ub car. Wonderful memories.