A National Roundhouse/turntable Inventory
(Case Study: Galveston, Houston & Henderson)

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Google Image

This image is from Google. It provides an overhead view of the area around the Galveston, Houston & Henderson roundhouse/turntable. (Contribution by Fred Swain)

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1984

This photo, although mostly showing an engine, still has a partial view of the GH&H roundhouse. This picture is from 1984 which is very near the end of it's existence. (Photograph by Mr. Marty Giesecke, a collaborator of Fred Swain)

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Structure

This photo shows the backside of the Galveston, Houston & Henderson roundhouse when it was still standing. See the below "2007 Panoramic View" photo taken from approximately the same location which portrays the current state of affairs. (Photograph by a collaborator of Fred Swain)

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2007 Panoramic View

Wide angle view of the roundhouse location is portraited in this photo. Abandon/pulled-up tracks are in the foreground. (Photograph by Fred Swain)

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2007 Slab

This photo shows the slab or main foundation of the Galveston, Houston & Henderson roundhouse. The individual stalls or pits can be seen. (Photograph by Fred Swain)

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2007 Pit Rails

In the clearing, you can see the circular outline of the turntable pit. The rails in the foreground lead to an engine bay behind us. Two of the pits still have rails as observed by Mr Fred Swain. (Photograph by Fred Swain)

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2007 Pit

Seen in this photo is one of the pits or engine bays of the Galveston, Houston & Henderson roundhouse. The pit has been filled in with debris or filler. The pit was in between two rails (now filled in) and is where the maintenance crews worked on the underside of a locomotive. (Photograph by Fred Swain)

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2007 Hand Rail

A hand railing, in the forground of this photo, was used by Galveston, Houston & Henderson roundhouse personnel as another safty device. (Photograph by Fred Swain)

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Looking East

This image is from MSN's Virtual Earth. It is a perspective view of the Houston & Henderson roundhouse/turntable slab looking East. (Contribution by Robert Kelley)

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Looking North

This image is from MSN's Virtual Earth. It is a perspective view of the Houston & Henderson roundhouse/turntable slab looking North. (Contribution by Robert Kelley)

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Looking South

This image is from MSN's Virtual Earth. It is a perspective view of the Houston & Henderson roundhouse/turntable slab looking South. (Contribution by Robert Kelley)

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Looking West

This image is from MSN's Virtual Earth. It is a perspective view of the Houston & Henderson roundhouse/turntable slab looking West. (Contribution by Robert Kelley)

|Google| 1984| Structure| Panoramic View| Slab| Pit Rails| Pit| Hand Rail|

|Looking East| Looking North| Looking South| Looking West|


Please address questions and comments to Fred Swain: fgswain@sbcglobal.net