Thursday, 27 September 2012


Another brilliant show at Barrow Hill

BR 'Britannia' Oliver Cromwell basks in the light drizzle. Behind is the unique 89001 and  82008.

Last weekend saw the annual exhibition of real and model trains at the Barrow Hill Roundhouse museum, near Chesterfield. Although the Sunday was a bit grey and damp, the Saturday saw glorious sunshine, apparently (I was in Devon until the early hours of Sunday morning!). The show seemed very busy and everybody looked to be having a good time, with plenty of locomotives and some excellent layouts on show.

Highlights for me included operating Chris Leigh's O gauge Railway Children-themed layout for much of Sunday, as well as the sight of so many gleaming Class 20s in a variety of new and old liveries. Look out for more reflections in the November issue of Model Rail magazine...
Resplendent in the new house colours of HNRC, 20313 and  314 are an eye-catching sight.

EMT's shuttle services between Chesterfield and Barrow Hill were performed by 156414 on the Sunday.

A flashback to my youth: a pair of Railfreight 20s, complete with workstained appearance on 20118.

The subject of MR's next exclusive RTR loco - the USA/SR 0-6-0T

Another gleaming 20 - this time in the form of GBRf's 20901. The paint was still wet when it was shunted onto the turntable on Friday night!


  1. Sorry, Neil. I didn't take any snaps of layouts as I didn't have my tripod with me. Besides, we tasked Chris Nevard with the capturing the little trains. See his Blog< > and the next issue of MR for some of his snaps.

  2. The backroom boys have a couple of hundred photos of the weekend to go through, and as George said a few should be in December issue out 1 November. Sadly the issue just out now had already gone to press when the event happened.