ABANDONED! Massive round house & transfer table

DJ of DJsTrains Oct 8, 2019

  1. DJ of DJsTrains

    DJ of DJsTrains TrainBoard Member

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    WOW! Look at the size!
     
  2. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    So sad to see an enormous site, once of such great importance, now reduced to nothing. :( I have a feeling that all too soon it will be bulldozed.

    What is the facility across those NS tracks? Is it railroad related? Or an industry?

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  3. sidney

    sidney TrainBoard Member

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    that was really cool video. i enjoyed that a lot. Thank You for posting it. I have never seen a yard where the trains slide side ways to each of those doors very cool.
     
  4. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    It's called a "transfer table". They were fairly common at one time. Mostly at major shop facilities. Milwaukee Road had one at their Tacoma, Washington site and also at Miles City, Montana. The latter is still in use today, owned by a rail car repair/rebuild company. Montana Rail Link has one in use at Livingston, Montana.
     
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  5. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

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    You'd think a railcar rebuilder company would buy up a sight like this-it's already set-up for what your doing.
     
  6. bremner

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    That would be perfect for the Age of Steam or Steamtown....

    As for transfer tables, the Orange Empire Railway Museum has had the old Pacific Electric Torrance Shops table for decades. Unfortunately, they never dug a pit for it, so it is just a table.
     

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