North Creek in Warren County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
North Creek Turntable
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.
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Barton Mines (within shouting distance of this marker); North Creek Railway Station (within Theodore Roosevelt (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Theodore Roosevelt (within shouting distance of this marker).
Categories. • Railroads & Streetcars •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 11, 2012, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 379 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 11, 2012, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.