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Barrow Hill Roundhouse (3)

By spikemoz
A further series of pictures taken at the weekend at Barrow Hill Round House near Chesterfield, Derbyshire.

A4 pacific No. 6009 Union Of South Africa hauls the shuttle train past No 62005 Lord Of The Isles.

The A4 is taken off the shuttle train to go onto the shed roads. In this picture you can clearly see the corridoor which runs through the tender to enable footplate crews to be changed without stopping the train. At the top right corner of the tender is a glass porthole which illuminates the corridor.

V4 & V5
No. 60009 is stabled next to the A2 class pacific 60532 Blue Peter.

V6, V7 & V8
Earlier in the day No. 60009 was alongside the new A1 class pacific 60163 Tornado. The A4 had the front panel of the streamline casing raised for the fireman to get access to the smokebox door located behind it. The front is raised and lowered by two screw jacks connected to a cross shaft which is rotated by what looks like a car starting handle. The fireman, standing on the right of the picture, is in the process of turning the handle to lower the jacks. This picture was taken right on the limit of the lens and camera, so it has quite a bit of noise on it, I've therefore uploaded a B&W version, which I think looks a bit better.


Tags: Transport Landscape and travel Portraits and people

Voters: imagio, andrewrit, cassiecat and 13 more

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imagio 14 12 1 England
8 Apr 2009 12:17AM
All great Spike

cassiecat 12 39 46 England
8 Apr 2009 12:56AM
3 and 4 are my fav's lesley
gary_d 13 576 13 Wales
8 Apr 2009 1:00AM
A great series of images, its a toss up between V1 and 5 for my fav but V1 just takes it for the view point. - gary
mark1309 14 13 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2009 1:10AM
Great set of shots,
Just fabulous
8 Apr 2009 7:52AM
Great set,
8 Apr 2009 9:33AM
Another superb set of pics Spike and showing that rarely photographed action of opening the front streamlined casing. Can't say I ever saw that for real. However I did once see a 3.5g model of an A4 where the casing was opened in this manner. It was a magnificent specimen with tender corridor et al.
8 Apr 2009 11:13AM
Another really good set of images.
DHouston 16 8 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2009 5:33PM
Nice series of Photo's. In version 7 the guy on the right looks good. Perhaps a zoom lense on him would of been fantastic.

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