Branch Line Society
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Barrow Hill 20/01/2013

Forty-three participants braved snow, ice and low temperatures to enjoy the first fixture of the new year at Barrow Hill Engine Shed Society on Sunday 20th January 2013. Departing at 10:30am from Roundhouse Halt platform 1 (after most participants had enjoyed refreshments in the buffet), BR Class 20 20107 (kindly supplied by Harry Needle Railroad Company) and two brake vans proceeded along the running line and reversed to complete the line through platform 2 (to the buffers) before traversing the unusually unoccupied "Carriage Sidings 2", and taking a run to the end of the Springwell Branch. Then followed an end of line journey down "Front Road" before exploring two of the roads at the Deltic Preservation Society depot (2 and 3) and the adjacent approach to the van roads. Next we visited the Commercial Depot (road 2) and part of Storage Roads 1 and 2 before running into the Roundhouse where the brake vans were rotated through 360 degrees! To conclude we ran onto the front of the Preparation Pit Road (the rest is available at the annual model rail live event) and returned to the platform. After a group photo and appropriate acknowledgements to the operational staff, a "bonus" trip over road 18 in the Roundhouse was arranged using the site's 4-wheel "EGO" permanent way trolley, driven expertly by our member Martyn Brailsford.

Participants benefited from a detailed stocklist (with thanks to Steve Best at www.uklocos.com), a site track map (with thanks to BHESS) and a delightful souvenir ticket (with thanks to Bert Ellery). Members who enjoy photography and number recording were then given a guided tour of facilities by site staff to complete their visit.

A healthy donation of £710 was made to BHESS to whom we are very grateful for a rewarding first fixture of the year.

Map

Mileage
Start Point End Point Miles Chains
S 1 0 4
1 2 0 8
2 3 0 17.5
3 4 0 12.5
4 5 0 35
5 6 0 31.5
6 7 0 11
7 8 0 13
8 9 0 2.5
9 10 0 2.5
10 11 0 2.5
11 12 0 2
12 13 0 4
13 14 0 2.5
14 15 0 6
15 16 0 2.5
16 17 0 2
17 18 0 1.5
18 19 0 6.5
19 20 0 15
20 21 0 0.5
21 22 0 15
22 23 0 5.5
23 24 0 7
24 F 0 17
TOTAL   2 67
Click here to download mileage table (Excel format)
With thanks to Ken Reynolds

Stocklist
Click here to download stocklist (Excel format)

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