Danbury in Fairfield County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
Danbury Yard Turntable
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. Touch 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 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); Meeker's Hardware (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Danbury Fire Department (approx. 0.4 miles away); Kenosia & Candlewood (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map 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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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 11, 2015, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 232 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on October 11, 2015, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.