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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.
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The main sites website is Barrow Hill.org.uk
The location is a preservation centre for Steam and Diesel groups. Including:The AC Loco Group.ClagThe 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.
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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Car parking inside the shed yard area, on special days the location has extra field parking.
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.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location
There are toilets and a cafe on site.
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Barrow Hill Roundhouse
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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 2 - Inside the roundhouse
Fig 3 - Inside the roundhouse
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