SK4175 : Queuing for 'Tornado'

taken 3 years ago, near to Brimington, Derbyshire, Great Britain

Queuing for 'Tornado'
Queuing for 'Tornado'
Railway buffs queuing to access the footplate on 'Tornado' at a Barrowhill Roundhouse Open Day.
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
Sunday, 24 September, 2017   (more nearby)
Monday, 25 September, 2017
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Historic sites and artefacts  Educational sites  Railways 
Primary Subject of Photo
Railway  Railway Train 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 4127 7552 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:16.5039N 1:22.9546W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 4130 7550
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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60163 Tornado  60163 Tornado Steam Engine  Tornado (Steam Locomotive)  Steam Locomotive  Roundhouse 

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