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Barrow Hill Roundhouse

By spikemoz
I went to Barrow Hill today to see a great collection of famous locomotives. In these uploads there are 60009 Sir Nigel Gresley, 62005 Lord Of The Isles, 60532 Blue Peter, 60163 Tornado and 60009 Union Of South Africa. At various times throughout the day, they were either working the shuttle train or moving about in the shed yard. A great day and the people at Barrow Hill deserve many thanks for their organisational skills in putting on this spectacular show and coping with the vast numbers of people attending. This must be the largest number of people ever to visit Barrow Hill. I was also astonished by the large number of visitors who were not railway enthusiasts.


Tags: General Transport Landscape and travel

Voters: whiteswan01, Headless, gary_d and 31 more

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whiteswan01 13 13 England
6 Apr 2009 12:16AM
three great shots bet it was great day
Headless 12 18 4 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2009 12:25AM
V2 shows the human interest but V1 & V3 are simply timeless images, I can smell the steam oil and coal smoke (and I'm one of the 'not railway enthusiasts', a healthy interested but not an enthusiast).
Great scenes well captured.
gary_d 13 576 13 Wales
6 Apr 2009 12:27AM
V1 and 3 are super train shots and V2 more a very good candid. - gary
cassiecat 12 39 46 England
6 Apr 2009 5:12AM
v1 for me, did well to get a clear shot.lesley
Hailwood 14 2 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2009 5:28AM
nice shots spike.glad to see you made it to barrow hill
GlynnisFrith 14 23 3 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2009 6:33AM
Three great images Paul it's V3 for me with the Sir pulling carriages with the two other loco in the BG.

Sounds like you had a great day
mark1309 14 13 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2009 6:37AM
V1 for me, an impressive line up and well captured,
sally_gorse 12 30 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2009 7:54AM
Awesome set of Shots , just wish i could of been there this time .

imagio 14 12 1 England
6 Apr 2009 8:44AM
Cool set Spike, wish I was there.

6 Apr 2009 9:00AM
V1,V3,V2 in that order Spike. V1 is so reminiscent of a shed scene from the old days. I bet it was a great day out that stirred a few memories for you.
Jestertheclown 12 8.4k 253 England
6 Apr 2009 7:34PM
An excellent set of images.
I'm not a steam enthusiast but I love anything technical or mechanical and these beauties are both.
What an impressive line-up in V1. JNC
mroch06 13 4 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2009 9:47PM
looks like the start of a race
KP 12 6 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2009 9:48PM
Really like these shots
6 Apr 2009 10:16PM
Three super shots,
hope you had a good day, could not get myself, but wanted to go.
6 Apr 2009 11:15PM
V1 for me too - fantastic line-up very well captured.
spikemoz 14 2
6 Apr 2009 11:26PM
Thanks for all the votes and comments, they're much appreciated.

With this many locomotives in steam and the constant locomotive movements, the sights, sounds and smells brought it all back. It doesn't get much better than this, a great day!

Emmog 12 38 1 England
7 Apr 2009 9:37AM
Brilliant first photo (v1). I like the way how they were lined up too. My Dad also liked v1.

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