Throughout each year the galas feature working steam and diesel locomotives, which are often joined by a variety of visiting steam and modern diesel locomotives off the main line.
On special event days train rides are available, pulled by either a steam or diesel locomotive from ‘Roundhouse Halt’, a purpose-built platform. Trains travel around the depot and up the Springwell branch. Trade stands and catering all go together to create a great day out.
Visitors by the thousand now make Barrow Hill's special events regular dates in their diary
Barrow Hill is also home to the Deltic Preservation Society's maintenance depot and museum, adjacent to the Roundhouse.
The Deltic Preservation Society's depot is open on Saturdays 10am-4pm, and during some of Barrow Hill's special events.
Please CLICK HERE for more information on these roles and how to apply. The closing date applications for the Learning & Access Officer role is Tuesday 30th August 2016. Expressions of Interest for the Main Contractor role are required by 5th September 2016.
The meeting room at Hollingwood Hub, next to the Chesterfield Canal just down the road from the Roundhouse.
This is because of the HLF funded renovation work that will be commencing shortly. Start times, entry prices and talk details remain unchanged. Parking is available at Hollingwood Hub.
Britain’s only surviving operational railway roundhouse is set for a major revamp after the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) confirmed funding of £1,170,600.
A modest admission charge of £1 for adults and 50p for children will be payable from 1st April 2016.
Charges apply on special event days.
Cafe available for food and refreshments.
Please visit our shop selling railway memorabilia and souvenirs.