SK4175 : Steam Locomotives at Barrow Hill

taken 8 years ago, near to Brimington, Derbyshire, Great Britain

Steam Locomotives at Barrow Hill
Steam Locomotives at Barrow Hill
Left is LNER (GER built) J17 8217, a famous Norfolk boy like ex Barrow Hill resident 70000 Britannia. The J17 was often seen on freights on the Wells to Wymondham branchline along with B12 61572 and J15 65462. Next is Black Five 45110 waiting for overhaul, the Severn Valley railway vowed never again to store a locomotive outside after the considerable added costs to 43106's restoration after long storage in the open. To the right of the Black Five is a small industrial called Henry.
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)
Saturday, 19 March, 2011
Trains > Steam locomotives   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 413 754 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:16.4658N 1:22.8922W
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