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Maydelle Turntable Runs

Date: May 02 - May 16, 2019

This rare example of railroad technology demonstrates today how this vintage piece of equipment was used routinely, so many decades ago in rail yards across our nation, to turn the engines around to go in a different direction. Built in the late 1890s by the St. Louis and San Francisco (Frisco) Railroad on site at their Paris, Texas rail yard, the turntable began operation in Paris in 1902, serving a six-stall roundhouse. In 1981, the Texas State Railroad acquired the turntable and installed it in Maydelle.

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