Saturday, January 31, 2009

Pere Marquette Railroad Turntable



A significant addition to the Greenfield Village railroad system, this 1901 Armstrong turntable from Petoskey, Michigan allows locomotives and railroad cars to be turned around to run in the opposite direction. It was built by the Detroit Bridge and Iron Works, but is balanced so well that one person using muscle-power alone can turn a load weighing up to 140 tons.



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1 comment:

Patricia Montagne said...

Beautiful place to be, taking a walk through past times is quite relaxing. Back then, hard work, and beautiful homes.