Hi Jose and all,
I suspect that it may be a re-located and re-purposed wagon turntable or else the building and tracks that the wagon turntable fed have been demolished as part of a track "rationalisation" at some time earlier.
The beauty of the wagon turntable is that one set of rails on the table is lined up for the tracks into the building and the other set of tracks on the table is aligned for the tracks parallel to the building walls. It doesn't matter whether you push a wagon in from the sidings or out from the building. there is a set of tracks on the turntable ready to catch it.
Just don't try feeding in stuff onto the wagon turntable from both directions at once.
Unanderra in oz
John (oztrainz) go to the top of the class !. This type of wagon t/table was common in Victorian times when major rly warehouses had bay after bay of internal loading/unloading platforms fed off 1 or 2 external sidings parallel to the long axis of the warehouse. 'Single rail' wagon TT's were more typical of open air spaces such as confined docks, industrial sidings etc.
Excellent pics Alwin, thanks.
Jose : more worrying than the TT road that leads nowhere is the lack of stop-blocks.
The longest piston tail rods I've ever seen on that 1st loco.