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Danbury in Fairfield County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Danbury Yard Turntable

 
 
Danbury Yard Turntable Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, October 9, 2015
1. Danbury Yard Turntable Marker
Inscription.
Located opposite from where you’re standing stood the roundhouse and adjoining machine shop facility for the Danbury Yard. Built in circa 1914 the structure had 9 stalls for storage, servicing and performing light repairs to the many locomotives that passed through Danbury. It was considered the heart of the yard. Unfortunately a series of fires destroyed much of the complex and it was finally torn down in the mid 80’s. all that remains of the complex is the turntable, which is on of the last operating turntables in Connecticut. The 95 ft turntable was used for turning the steam locomotives for their return trips or for storage in the building.
Please remain on walkway when touring this historic artifact.
 
Erected by Danbury Railway Museum.
 
Location. 41° 23.837′ N, 73° 26.767′ W. Marker is in Danbury, Connecticut, in Fairfield County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of White Street and Balmforth Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Located in the Danbury Rail Yard. Marker is at or near this postal address: 120 White Street, Danbury CT 06813, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. CV Flatcar (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wilton Semaphore
Danbury Yard Turntable Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, October 9, 2015
2. Danbury Yard Turntable Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); NYC Crane, “GCT-1” (approx. 0.2 miles away); Boston & Maine ALCO 2-6-0 Mogul 1455 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Danbury Station (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Danbury Fire Department (approx. 0.4 miles away); Kenosia & Candlewood (approx. 0.4 miles away); Danbury – The Hat City (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Danbury.
 
Regarding Danbury Yard Turntable. The Danbury Yard Turntable was listed on the National Register of Historic Places September 15, 2005. After restoration, it still operates.
 
Also see . . .
1. Danbury Railway Museum. (Submitted on October 11, 2015, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Danbury Railway Museum on Wikipedia. (Submitted on October 11, 2015, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
3. Photos of the Turntabls and Roundhouse. (Submitted on October 11, 2015, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
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Danbury Yard Turntable image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, October 9, 2015
3. Danbury Yard Turntable
The coaches are standing on tracks which used to be in the roundhouse.
York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad

 
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Danbury Yard Turntable image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, October 9, 2015
4. Danbury Yard Turntable
In the background is a Metro-North commuter train just arrived from Norwalk.
Danbury Yard Turntable image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, October 9, 2015
5. Danbury Yard Turntable
A view of the track in the turntable pit. Under the operator's shack is the small engine which rotates the bridge.
Danbury Yard Turntable image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, October 9, 2015
6. Danbury Yard Turntable
A Budd RDC appears ready to enter the turntable bridge.
Danbury Yard Turntable image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, October 9, 2015
7. Danbury Yard Turntable
The photo was taken from where the roundhouse once stood.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 178 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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