SK4175 : LMS Dynometer Car number 3

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

LMS Dynometer Car number 3
LMS Dynometer Car number 3
The very important vehicle is owned by the nation, it was built in 1948 and remains in withdrawn departmental condition. The 'tripod' is what is believed to be the only remaining set of timber, locomotive lifting, sheer legs.
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)
Submitted
Sunday, 20 March, 2011
Category
Railway museum   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 413 754 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:16.4820N 1:22.8920W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 413 754
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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