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Turntables

Georgia has two operating locomotive turntables, one at the Georgia State Railroad Museum in Savannah and the other in a city park in downtown Summerville.

The 85-foot turntable at Savannah's Georgia State Railroad Museum dates back to 1925.

The operator's booth rotates with the turntable.

Summerville's 100-foot turntable, built in 1916, was moved from Birmingham in 1999. Here it handles the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum's no. 610.
(More information and photos here).

In Hartwell an inoperative turntable remains in place near the eastern end of the old Hartwell Railroad. The community is currently looking at funding options for restoring it as part of a Railroad Street revitalization project.
(Photo by Evan Thibeault).

This Civil War period photograph shows the turntable at the ruined Georgia Railroad roundhouse in Atlanta. The facility stood on the south side of the tracks between present-day Washington Street and Piedmont Avenue.
(Photo cropped. See complete image at Library of Congress here.)

Six blocks west of the Georgia Railroad roundhouse was the larger roundhouse of the Western & Atlantic. It was destroyed in November of 1864 by Sherman's troops before they began their March to the Sea.
(Photo cropped. See complete image at Library of Congress here.)


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