Roundhouses in Grand Rapids

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Roundhouses in Grand Rapids

Unread postby MQT1223 » Tue Dec 20, 2016 12:54 pm

So looking at old photos it's clear to me that the PRR had a roundhouse in downtown GR and the PM/C&O was obviously in their yard.

Did the NYC and its predecessors the LS&MS and MC along with the GT have roundhouses in GR and where were they located if they did?
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Re: Roundhouses in Grand Rapids

Unread postby Raildudes dad » Thu Dec 22, 2016 8:39 am

GT had an engine facility at Plainfield & Leonard. I need to do a little looking but I think there was a 2 or 3 stall there at one time. It was a chain link fence at the end:(
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Re: Roundhouses in Grand Rapids

Unread postby SD80MAC » Thu Dec 22, 2016 10:54 am

NYCs was under the Burton St overpass IIRC. I think it was torn down in the early 90s.
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Re: Roundhouses in Grand Rapids

Unread postby MQT1223 » Thu Dec 22, 2016 12:38 pm

SD80MAC wrote:NYCs was under the Burton St overpass IIRC. I think it was torn down in the early 90s.

Seems like a small engine house to be there...
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Re: Roundhouses in Grand Rapids

Unread postby Ben Higdon » Thu Dec 22, 2016 1:45 pm

Check out the historicaerials.com website and you can see the roundhouses there in the older images
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Re: Roundhouses in Grand Rapids

Unread postby trnwatcher » Thu Dec 22, 2016 3:28 pm

The NYC roundhouse sat on the east side of the yards south of Franklin St. It was raised in the late 80's IIRC. The PRR roundhouse sat on what is now US-131 along Century on the west side of the yard. The PRR roundhouse was torn down for the highway and the Penn Central consolidation. The GTW did have a small 3-4 stall roundhouse that sat about 1/2 block SE of Plainfield and Leonard. It was torn down in the late 70's or early 80's IIRC. LS&MS roundhouse was on the west side under what is now the GVSU campus. It was long gone before I came around... :)
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Re: Roundhouses in Grand Rapids

Unread postby aadti » Thu Dec 22, 2016 3:31 pm

Pere Marquette had 2 roundhouses in Grand Rapids at one time. The one at Wyoming yard and they had one a long time ago at Hall St. and Buchanan
Grand Trunk had a 2 or 3 stall roundhouse just south of Leonard St and east of Plainfield ( No turntable however)
PRR Was in the old yard area between Franklin and Hall near Century Ave ( US-131 now)
NYC/MC was just south of Franklin near Buchanan Ave
LSMS was near Lexington & Butterworth.

I think that covers it.

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