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North Creek in Warren County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

North Creek Turntable

 
 
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By Howard C. Ohlhous, March 11, 2012
1. North Creek Turntable Marker
Inscription.  
Most steam locomotives are designed to operate in the forward direction, although they can operate in reverse at slow speed. Diesel locomotives can operated equally well forward or backward, but it is still desirable to orient them in a forward direction to provide the crew with better visibility. The turntable points locomotives in the proper direction.

The railroad's change from steam to diesel locomotives led to installation of the present 90-foot turntable in 1944. Unlike its 60-foot predecessor, which was rotated by sheer physical labor, the new turntable was powered by an electric motor. The turntable was completely restored with a New York State Historic Preservation Grant in 2003.

Source: Kip Grant
Sign made possible by a grant from Barton Mines Company, LLC
 
Location. 43° 42.159′ N, 73° 59.317′ W. Marker is in North Creek, New York, in Warren County. Marker is on Railroad Place, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: North Creek NY 12853, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Engine House (a few steps from this marker); Barton Mines
North Creek Turntable Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, March 11, 2012
2. North Creek Turntable Marker
Despite the lack of snow in the village of North Creek the Saratoga & North Creek Railroad ski train waits to haul skiiers from nearby Gore Mountain ski center back to Saratoga after a sunny day of spring skiing. The train is near the Northcreek station platform. The turntable marker is at the bottom of the post in the foreground.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Adirondack Railway Company (within shouting distance of this marker); North Creek Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); Theodore Roosevelt (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Theodore Roosevelt (within shouting distance of this marker); North Creek Railway Station (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Theodore Roosevelt (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North Creek.
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
North Creek Turntable Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, March 11, 2012
3. North Creek Turntable Marker
The Turntable is in the background beyond the marker.
North Creek Turntable Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 27, 2019
4. North Creek Turntable Marker
The marker was relocated to a rail fence at the turntable.
North Creek Turntable image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, March 11, 2012
5. North Creek Turntable
The Hudson River is beyond the turntable, to the right.
North Creek Turntable image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, March 11, 2012
6. North Creek Turntable
The North Creek Turntable image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, February 2, 2004
7. The North Creek Turntable
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 30, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 11, 2012, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 430 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 11, 2012, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.   4. submitted on August 30, 2019, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.   5, 6, 7. submitted on April 11, 2012, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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