Barrow Hill Roundhouse Railway Centre
Campbell Dr, Barrow Hill, Chesterfield S43 2PR, UK
About Barrow Hill Roundhouse Railway Centre
Barrow Hill Roundhouse is the last surviving railway roundhouse in the United Kingdom with an operational turntable. Built-in 1870. it has a changing display of steam and diesel locomotives and other rolling stock, an operational signal box, the Roundhouse Halt platform, and Springwell Branch running line. Interpretative displays using items from the Museum’s own collection bring the fascinating story of the Roundhouse and the surrounding area vividly to life.
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