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22. The Barrow Hill Roundhouse (several visits)

The Barrow Hill Roundhouse is a Transport Trust - Transport Heritage site near Staveley and Chesterfield in Derbyshire. It is based around the 1870 Midland Railway roundhouse engine shed. This is the last operational turntable based locomotive depot in the UK. It is free entry except for special events so PLEASE leave a DONATION to help in the upkeep and further development of this excellent historic industrial heritage site - a bit of industrial archaeology to some extent, though its great to see how industrious the site is in the restoration work on the steam and diesel locomotives. The Barrow Hill Roundhouse is quite informal and peoples seem very willing to talk about the work going on.


STEAM LOCOMOTIVES at the Barrow Hill Roundhouse

The Barrow Hill Roundhouse: Ex BR 60532 BLUE PETER shed plate 61B next to Ex LNER 8217 in the Barrow Hill Roundhouse

 

The Barrow Hill Roundhouse: The Barrow Hill roundhouse and turntable.

 

The Barrow Hill Roundhouse: View of the other half of the roundhouse

 

The Barrow Hill Roundhouse: LNER 8217, BR 60532 BLUE PETER and GCR 506 BUTLER-HENDERSON

 

The Barrow Hill Roundhouse: GCR 506 BUTLER-HENDERSON became LNER 5506 or 2660 and was subsequently numbered British Railways locomotive 62660 (which I last saw in Sheffield Darnall locomotive depot in 1959). Worked on the Midland region between London, the Midlands, Sheffield and Manchester.

 

The Barrow Hill Roundhouse: It is a 4-4-0 Class D11 Improved Director built in 1919 in Gorton Works, Manchester to a design by Robinson for the Great Central Railway (GCR).

 

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The Barrow Hill Roundhouse: 506 next to 60532

 

 

The Barrow Hill Roundhouse: Ex British Railways Class A2 4-6-2 Pacific locomotive 60532 BLUE PETER was built at Doncaster Works (the famous 'Plant', LNER Co. Ltd. works number 2023) in 1948 and is a development by Peppercorn of a Thompson LNER design. Worked as an express passenger locomotive hauling trains on the East Coast main Line between London-York-Newcastle-Edinburgh.

 

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The Barrow Hill Roundhouse: Class J17 locomotive 8217 is an 0-6-0 Ex GER freight locomotive (GER no. 1217) built in 1905 to a design by Holden. It became LNER number 8217, then 5567 and eventually 65567 when incorporated into British Railways.

 

The Barrow Hill Roundhouse: The classic LMS workhorse of mixed freight and passenger trains - Stanier Black Five 4-6-0 Ex BR 45110 (shed code 18D, Ex LMS 5110) See pictures of 45110 in action in 1968! and more pictures of Stanier Black Fives on the NYMR

 

The Barrow Hill Roundhouse: Next to 45110 is the 0-6-0 tank engine 41708

 

 

The Barrow Hill Roundhouse: 0-6-0T tank engine Ex BR 41708 (shed code 41E) was built in 1880 at Derby to a design by Johnson for the Midland Railway (MR No. 1708, a number it retained on incorporation into the LMS) and still going strong.

 

The Barrow Hill Roundhouse: NCB CLIPSTONE No 9 being restored by the Chesterfield Locomotive Action Group.

 

The Barrow Hill Roundhouse: 0-4-0T tank engine HENRY was built for the British Celanese Limited built by R & W Hawthorn Leslie Co. Ltd. in 1901 (works number 2491).

 

The Barrow Hill Roundhouse: VULCAN which acted as a shunter at the famous Vulcan Foundry Works (of English Electric locomotive fame) between Newton-le-Willows & Earlestown in Lancashire.


The Barrow Hill Roundhouse: An array of mainly diesel locos plus one steam tank engine and an express electric locomotive.


DIESEL LOCOMOTIVES at the Barrow Hill Roundhouse

The Barrow Hill Roundhouse: 0-4-0 12589 was built by the Drewry Car Co. Ltd.

 

The Barrow Hill Roundhouse: The main yard of Barrow Hill is filled with lots of diesel-electric locomotives (pity not more steam engines!).

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The Barrow Hill Roundhouse: Green liveried Class 55 Co-Co English Electric diesel-electric locomotive D9019 ROYAL HIGHLAND FUSILIER (D 9019, 55019, 55 019) of the 'Deltic' Class built at the Vulcan Foundry in 1961. The Deltics took over the duties of the LNER 4-6-2 pacific locomotives on the East Coast main-line.

 

The Barrow Hill Roundhouse: Blue liveried 1Co-Co1 Sulzer Diesel-Electric 45 112 THE ROYAL ARMY ORDNANCE CORPS (45112, D 61, D61) built at Crewe in 1962.

 

The Barrow Hill Roundhouse: Blue liveried 1Co-Co1 Sulzer Diesel-Electric locomotive Class 45 060 SHERWOOD FORESTER (45060, D100, D 100) built at Crewe Locomotive Works in 1961.

 

The Barrow Hill Roundhouse: Blue liveried Co-Co English Electric Class 37 275 (37275, D6975, D 6975) called STAINLESS PIONEER built at the Vulcan foundry in 1965.

 

The Barrow Hill Roundhouse: Blue liveried Bo-Bo English Electric Class 20 096 (20096, D8096, D 8096 built ?, above) and 20 107 (20107, D8107, D 8107 built 1961, below)

 

The Barrow Hill Roundhouse: Green liveried BR Class 20 Bo-Bo diesel D8132 named BARROW HILL DEPOT (D 8132) built in 1966 by English Electric at the Vulcan Foundry between Newton-le-Willows & Earlestown in Lancashire.

 

The Barrow Hill Roundhouse: English Electric Bo-Bo Class 73/1 Electro-diesel 73 134 (73134, ) named WOKING HOMES 1885-1995 built at the Vulcan Foundry in 1966.

 

The Barrow Hill Roundhouse: Grey and yellow liveried BR Co-Co Class 56 040 OYSTERMOUTH (56040) was built by BREL at Doncaster in 1978.

 

The Barrow Hill Roundhouse: D 4092 and D 2302 in the roundhouse

 

The Barrow Hill Roundhouse: D4092 CHRISTINE D 4092 is a Class 10 0-6-0 diesel shunting locomotive built at Darlington in 1962.

 

The Barrow Hill Roundhouse: Class 04 0-6-0 diesel shunter D2302 (D 2302) was built in 1960

 The Barrow Hill Roundhouse: Although housing some fine steam engines there were too many diesels for my later 1950's and early 1960's upbringing! BUT never-the-less a most enjoyable visit to the Barrow Hill Limited, Barrow Hill Roundhouse Railway Centre, Campbell Drive, Barrow Hill, Chesterfield, Derbyshire (near Staveley)

 

The Barrow Hill Roundhouse: Green liveried BR Class 40 1Co-Co1 D213 ANDANIA (D 213, 40 013, 40013) is named after one of the Cunard Lines liners and was built in 1959 by English Electric at the Vulcan Foundry between Newton-le-Willows & Earlestown in Lancashire.

 

 

The Barrow Hill Roundhouse: A STAVELEY wagon for spun pipes - a reminder of its past industry!

The Barrow Hill Roundhouse is a railway heritage centre near Staveley and Chesterfield in Derbyshire. Its not the greatest of cafes but it is an interesting location for a cafe within the old engine shed! Although housing some fine steam engines there were too many diesels for my late 50's and early 60's upbringing!

More pictures of diesel locomotives on the NYMR

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