Railway worker lubrication a Midland Railway 1000 Class Locomotive at Barrow Hill Roundhouse ,

Barrow Hill Roundhouse was built in 1870 as a maintenance centre for steam locomotives. Engines were repaired, watered, coaled and turned around here. This required a turntable with lines of track called 'spurs' set around it.
The name roundhouse originates from the conical roof that these buildings used to have. In the 1860's the roundhouses grew larger and lost their conical roofs but kept their name. When the age of steam drew to a close, many roundhouses were shut down and demolished. In 1991 when the site was closed by British Rail. It was saved by a group of dedicated volunteers who have transformed it into a premier railway venue.( please note that steam and smoke staged for purpose of the photo )
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PE 4146
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Railway worker lubrication a Midland Railway 1000 Class Locomotive at Barrow Hill Roundhouse ,

Railway worker lubrication a Midland Railway 1000 Class Locomotive at Barrow Hill Roundhouse ,
Barrow Hill Roundhouse was built in 1870 as a maintenance centre for steam locomotives. Engines were repaired, watered, coaled and turned around here. This required a turntable with lines of track called 'spurs' set around it.
The name roundhouse originates from the conical roof that these buildings used to have. In the 1860's the roundhouses grew larger and lost their conical roofs but kept their name. When the age of steam drew to a close, many roundhouses were shut down and demolished. In 1991 when the site was closed by British Rail. It was saved by a group of dedicated volunteers who have transformed it into a premier railway venue.( please note that steam and smoke staged for purpose of the photo )
Ref:
PE 4146
Date:
Location:
Photographer:

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