shunting over turntables

I have an odd corner of the layout which would be good for a siding
leading to some industry such as a gas works or timber yard. But for
reasons of space the siding would have to cross a turntable. Trucks
would be hauled across. Perfectly feasible, but was it ever done in
real life?
Reply to
Ed Callaghan
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If my memory serves, Bristol Barrow road had its workshops at the rear of the roundhouse and wagons frequented this area. They were in turn positioned on various short roads using further wagon turntables. The Avon St. Yard locos (L&Y Pugs 51212 & 51202 together with Sentinels 47190 & 47191 or 2) were also so treated. The only access to this area was via the main turntable.
Reply to
peter abraham
There were numerous examples of wagon turntables. They were all over the country.
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Reply to
Roger T.
As I read the original question, it wasn't about wagon turntables but about the sort that locos turn on - am I right?
If so I'd be hard-pressed to think of a prototype in reasonably modern times, though the Victorians may well have done it (wasn't there one actually located right bang on the LNWR main line at Wolverton back in the 1860s?). I hope someone can prove me wrong ;-)
John
Reply to
caronprom
Going back that far lets in the Bristol Temple Meads eastern end arrangement - the Brunel GWR station and the Bristol & Exeter show lots of carriage and wagon turntables and one or two larger which could well have been for locomotives. The Brunel shed of course ended as a traverser.
Reply to
peter abraham
And, of course, there were also carriage traversers in the original layout of Paddington - hence the 'apse' arrangement in the roof.
John
Reply to
caronprom
Yes, it was - Northampton Bridge Street had a cattle dock accessed via the locomotive turntable. A loco couldn't shunt straight into it, though; the wagons would have to be placed on the turntable, partially turned, then moved into the dock (presumably by rope or horse).
When the table was lined up with the dock road there was also a short siding straight across from it.
Quite an interesting station layout, as it was a terminus (with overall roof) with the two platform roads continuing into a carriage shed.
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kevallsop

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