On Shed - Barrow Hill
Most Heritage Lines have some sort of engine shed but only a very few of them have an original structure, usually they are a modern metal building. One of the exceptions is Barrow Hill near Stavely in the Midlands. Not only an original structure but the only surviving roundhouse in the UK. Completed in 1970 at a cost of £16,445 4s 9d. it was designed to house 24 engines with the tracks being accessed via a central turntable. The shed finall closed in 1991 and became an immediate target for preservation. After much back breaking work from an army of volounteers the doors opened for the first time in July 1998. From there it has gone from strength to sterength, hosting a=many special events in the following years.
Seen here are three of the British rail Standard Class engines around the turntable.
Britannia Class 70037, Herward the Wake, actually 70001 I think.
BR standard Class 4MT, 80135.
Br Standard Class 2 84019.
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