North Creek Turntable

North Creek Turntable (HM10QS)

Location: North Creek, NY 12853 Warren County
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N 43° 42.159', W 73° 59.317'

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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
HM NumberHM10QS
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Date Added Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 2:15pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 581490 N 4839344
Decimal Degrees43.70265000, -73.98861667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 42.159', W 73° 59.317'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 42' 9.54" N, 73° 59' 19.02" W
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Area Code(s)518
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3 Railroad Pl, North Creek NY 12853, US
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