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Written by Graham Wilson - 04 Feb 2007
last update by James Power - 29 Jan 2008
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Location notes
The location is a railway preservation center, to the north of Chesterfield. Consisting of a former depot with round house and coaling stages. It is on the Sheffield Avoiding line from Chesterfield.
Railway type and traffic
The main sites website is Barrow

The location is a preservation centre for Steam and Diesel groups. Including:

The AC Loco Group.
The Deltic Preservation Soceity

There are also the workshops of the Harry Needle Railroad Company
The Roundhouse is open on Saturdays and Sundays for non members to view, public access is to the roundhouse and at present the old coaling stage ramp.
Road directions
From Chesterfield take the A619 to Staveley after Ringwood Hall look for the brown tourist signs on the left and follow road signs.

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Barrow Hill Roundhouse map co-ordinates
Car parking inside the shed yard area, on special days the location has extra field parking.
Public transport
Stagecoach in Chesterfield operate route 90 past Barrow Hill Roundhouse every 30 minutes on a Monday - Saturday and hourly on a Sunday. Its best to get the bus from either New Beetwell Street or Cavendish Street (about 10 minutes walk from Chesterfield rail station).
On special days there is often a shuttle bus service from Chesterfield.

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There are toilets and a cafe on site.
The Anis Louise Guest House in Clarence Road; Chesterfield
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
It might be necessary to adjust the time to suit your visit, this link should open with the current day.
Barrow Hill Roundhouse

Googly map
Streetmap links
Barrow Hill Roundhouse general view map
Barrow Hill Roundhouse close up map

Windows Local Live Link - image quality may vary
Barrow Hill Roundhouse

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Photographic notes
The lighting inside can be a little dim but when the locos are in steam very atmospheric.
The coaling stage is a good vantage point for stills and video.

General views - All photographs © Graham Wilson unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking up the yard from the roundhouse

Fig 1 - Looking up the yard from the roundhouse

Fig 2 - Inside the roundhouse

Fig 2 - Inside the roundhouse

Fig 3 - Inside the roundhouse

Fig 3 - Inside the roundhouse

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