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Booths Scrapyard is in Rotherham, South Yorkshire. It is rail connected. But most of the locomotives and carriages arrive by road, due to their condition.
It is only open to Enthusiasts on Saturday mornings from 09:30 to 11:30 and a minimum £5 donation to Charity is requested
A yellow or orange hi visibility vest is required to be worn, these are not supplied by the yard.
Boots are also a good idea, as you may find yourself ankle deep in mud!
Railway type and traffic
It is a scrapyard, so nothing much moves, except the resident industrial shunters and locomotives being shunted around the yard. Any type of locomotive may be present, check the internet or magazines for the latest disposals.
Booths is a huge site, reclaiming all sorts of metals, Cars, Fridges, Buses etc so there is more than just trains.
Booths Scrapyard is in the middle of Rotherham, near to the Football ground, in Armer Street.
The scrapyard is in Armer Street, close to Rotherham United FC ground, which is well signposted. The main road past the football ground is dual carriageway. There is a slip road off the southbound carriageway. Follow this round and there is a left turn where the road bends to the right. Go down here and follow the road around the back. There are several signs to the yard. Follow the wall round to the left and the railway scrapyard is around the back. Rotherham, Booths Scrapyard map co-ordinates
Cars can be parked close to the wall outside the scrapyard.
None on site, the closest are in the town centre or near the Football ground.
Where on the map
Railway Gen Group
Due to the never-to-be-repeated nature of the subjects I tend to take pictures from every angle possible. However sometimes there are just too many locomotives to get a good picture of them all.
If you do find this information useful then please feel free to mention how you 'found' the location on your website or magazine submission.
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General views - All photographs © David Beardmore unless otherwise stated
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