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    Default Barrow Hill Roundhouse, Staveley, Chesterfield, Aug 10


    Had a wander round Barrow Hill yesterday and got a few decent shots. The place is open to the public on weekends but is usually very quiet meaning you can get some good photos. Not strictly derelict as such, but certainly atmospheric nonetheless. And yes, I have got a bit of an addiction to black and white :D










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    Cheers for looking :D

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    The roundhouse was closed and abandoned in 1991 but in 1989, the Barrow Hill Shed Society was formed to try and save the works. Unfortunately they had to let the roundhouse close and fall into neglect, with the site suffering from vandalism until they could fulfil their dream. Having the building listed was the first step, and this was granted in February 1991 as a grade 2 listing.

    Another five years were to pass with the building falling further into disrepair, with parts of the roof missing until the roundhouse was rescued with the new ownership of the Chesterfield Borough Council.
    ...Hear me now from the Invisible Opera Company of Tibet...

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    I've been up there many times and never once seen the inside of the Deltic Shed! Its always been locked up tight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockhopper View Post
    I've been up there many times and never once seen the inside of the Deltic Shed! Its always been locked up tight.
    Saturday mornings is the time to see the Deltics...
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    That Class 20 looks rather trashed Is it a spares source for others ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hydealfred View Post
    That Class 20 looks rather trashed Is it a spares source for others ?
    Yeah, they were in the process of breaking it up, there were a few bits on the platform next to it

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    Trains I do like trains especally steam ones. :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by night crawler View Post
    Trains I do like trains especally steam ones. :)
    Could not agree more. I am lucky at the moment as each week a steam special is running through where I live. I believe tomorrow it is either Bittern or Sir Lamiel running through. Can't beat a steam engine at speed on the main line. How all those rods and links stay in place at 75mph always amazes me. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neosea View Post
    Saturday mornings is the time to see the Deltics...
    Ah right, thanks. I normally go on sunday afternoon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockhopper View Post
    Ah right, thanks. I normally go on sunday afternoon!
    No problem, enjoy those Deltics
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