A National Roundhouse/turntable Inventory
(Case Study: Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe)

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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)


Roundhouse Diagram

This is a Diagram of the Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe roundhouse and immediate surrounding area. This is the original diagram of roundhouse and was torn down in the 1980's. You can clearly see the diameter of the turntable at 71.3 ft. This was smaller than the other turntable to the west which was the GH&H. (A Galveston Railroad Museum exhibit and photograph by Fred Swain with permission from the Galveston Railroad Museum)


1895

This perspective drawing illustrates the 1895 Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe roundhouse and surrounding area. It is a drawing of the Sante Fe roundhouse from 1895. The Great Storm of 1900 destroyed much of the island and most likely the original structure requiring it's reconstruction. This was a Sante Fe roundhouse and was torn down in the late 80's. (A Galveston Railroad Museum exhibit and photograph by Fred Swain with permission from the Galveston Railroad Museum)


1980

This areophoto illustrates the 1980 Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe roundhouse and surrounding area. (A Galveston Railroad Museum exhibit and photograph by Fred Swain with permission from the Galveston Railroad Museum)


Wide View

This image shows the individual engine bays of the Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe roundhouse with steam engines present. (A Galveston Railroad Museum exhibit and Photograph by Fred Swain with permission from the Galveston Railroad Museum)


Right Side

This image shows the right side of the of the Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe roundhouse with a caboose in the foreground. (A Galveston Railroad Museum exhibit and Photograph by Fred Swain with permission from the Galveston Railroad Museum)

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Looking East

This image is from MSN's Virtual Earth. It is a perspective view of the Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe 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 Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe 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 Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe 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 Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe roundhouse/turntable slab looking West. (Contribution by Robert Kelley)

|Google| Roundhouse Diagram| 1895| 1980| Wide View| Right Side|

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


Please address questions and comments to Fred Swain: fgswain@sbcglobal.net The next picture was a drawing of the Sante Fe roundhouse from 1895. The Great Storm of 1900 destroyed much of the island and most likely the original structure requiring it's reconstruction.