Port Jervis, New York: Erie Railroad Turntable

Built in 1854, abandoned in 1987, restored in 1996. Currently hidden in the back of a parking lot, behind a chain pharmacy.
Address:
Hammond St., Port Jervis, NY
Directions:
I-84 exit 53 in Pennsylvania. Drive north on US Hwy 209 for 1.5 miles, crossing the bridge into New York. Continue straight. You'll dip under an overpass, then up a little hill, then make your first left at the stoplight onto Hammond St. Drive straight into the strip mall parking lot, and continue all the way to the back (You'll see the Rite Aid on the left). Look for the trains.
Admission:
Free
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Railroad turntable.

Erie Railroad Turntable

You can get right up close to the turntable. There's even one engine where you can stand on the front. Fun! Although it's a little dilapidated, still in pretty good condition, considering.

[Brian From Rockland County NY, 04/30/2017]

Railroad turntable.

Erie Railroad Turntable

The display at the Erie Railroad Turntable also includes a few old passenger cars.

[Joe, 09/04/2016]

Railroad turntable.

Erie Railroad Turntable

Hidden behind a Rite Aid Pharmacy and a vacant strip mall in Port Jervis is the largest operating railroad turntable in the United States. There was originally a roundhouse on the site, which sadly was lost to arson. Originally built by the Erie Railroad, the turntable was restored in 1996 after 20 years of disuse. It appears as though it has not been used for a number of years, but it is still interesting to see.

[Babs, 03/26/2016]

The Erie Turntable was built in 1854.

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