When the MBTA went to build a 500-car garage to serve their Salem, MA, station, they ran into a problem: there was already a turntable there! Buried just under the surface of their chosen site was a turntable foundation left over from the days of the Boston and Maine Railroad.
As this is a historic site, the MBTA hired an archeology team to excavate the remains properly. Reader John Pelletier was kind enough to send in some photos of the excavation. They clearly show the turntable pit and the rail that supported either end of the turntable. Thanks, John!
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