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Baldwin 26 on the Turntable
The turntable served two important functions for steam locomotives. Since steam locomotives are built to go one direction (they can go in reverse, just not as fast) railroads needed a way to turn them around using as little space as possible. Also, the turntable provided access to the repair stalls in the Roundhouse

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