SK4175 : Drivers View

taken 9 years ago, near to Brimington, Derbyshire, Great Britain

Drivers View
Drivers View
From the cab of 1F 41708, Blue Peter to the left and a restored class 20 diesel to the right. SK4175 : Midland Railway 1377 Class 41708
Barrow Hill Roundhouse
Barrow hill is a preserved locomotive roundhouse along with new developments like the Deltic preservation society shed and commercial overhaul buildings.
A typical Midland Railway square design, the building was operational from 1870 until 9 February 1991. After abandonment by British Rail the site had become derelict but thankfully after a major effort listing was granted. Following this Chesterfield council put 1,000,000 into restoration (including a new roof). Since then it has become a thriving centre for rail restorations, even for modern diesels. There are several steam locomotives on show as well.
Recently the ex MR signal box from Pinxton has been placed on the site of the original, rebuilding of the demolished coal stage is a medium term aim. Entry is by donation.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 19 March, 2011   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 19 March, 2011
Category
Steam locomotive   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 413 754 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:16.4712N 1:22.8921W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 413 754
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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