14th July 2007

Barrow Hill Limited
(Barrow Hill to Hope Cement Works)

Locos Used 20168, 20311, 20315, 20901, 20905 & Hunslet 8805/1978 'Laura' (4)
Stock Used 5487+5478+5569+5453+5491+99680

Route:
1Z20 : Barrow Hill to Hope
1Z40 : Hope to Barrow Hill
1Z60 : Barrow Hill to Hope
1Z80 : Hope to Barrow Hill

Loco(s) Route
20901 + 20905 (1) Roundhouse Halt - Barrow Hill Headshunt
20311 + 20315 (2) Barrow Hill Headshunt - Barrow Hill Goods Line
20901 + 20905 (1) Barrow Hill Goods Line - Barrow Hill North Jn - Beighton Jn - Woodhouse Jn - Woodburn Jn - Sheffield - Dore Station Jn - Dore West Jn - Grindleford - Hope - Earles Sidings (DGL)
20311 + 20315 (2) Earles Sidings - Bottom Dead End
20901 + 20905 (1) Bottom Dead End - Astley's Loop
HE 8805 (3) Astley's Loop - Lafarge Cement Works
20168 Lafarge Cement Works - Astley's Loop
20311 + 20315 (2) Astley's Loop - Bottom Dead End
20901 + 20905 (1) Bottom Dead End - Earles Sidings (DGL)
20311 + 20315 (2) Earles Sidings - (reverse of outward route) - Barrow Hill Goods Line
20901 + 20905 (1) Barrow Hill Goods Line - Barrow Hill Reception - Barrow Hill Headshunt
20311 + 20315 (2) Barrow Hill Headshunt - Roundhouse Halt
20901 + 20905 (1) Roundhouse Halt - Barrow Hill Headshunt
20311 + 20315 (2) Barrow Hill Headshunt - Barrow Hill Reception - Barrow Hill Goods Line
20901 + 20905 (1) Barrow Hill Goods Line - Barrow Hill North Jn - Beighton Jn - Woodhouse Jn - Woodburn Jn - Sheffield - Dore Station Jn - Dore West Jn - Grindleford - Hope - Earles Sidings (DGL)
20311 + 20315 (2) Earles Sidings - Bottom Dead End
20901 + 20905 (1) Bottom Dead End - Astley's Loop
HE 8805 (3) Astley's Loop - Lafarge Cement Works
20168 Lafarge Cement Works - Astley's Loop
20311 + 20315 (2) Astley's Loop - Bottom Dead End
20901 + 20905 (1) Bottom Dead End - Earles Sidings (DGL)
20311 + 20315 (2) Earles Sidings - (reverse of outward route) - Barrow Hill Goods Line
20901 + 20905 (1) Barrow Hill Goods Line - Barrow Hill Reception - Barrow Hill Headshunt
20311 + 20315 (2) Barrow Hill Headshunt - Roundhouse Halt

Notes :
(1) 20311 & 20315 on rear.
(2) 20901 & 20905 on rear.
(3) 20168 on rear.
(4) was originally planned to use Hunslet-Barclay 773/1990 'Blue John', but this was unserviceable.
(5) Each of the two round trips was separately ticketed ("Train 1" & "Train 2"). Both pairs of locos carried headboards "The Hope Valley Explorer".

Sources : Martyn Brailsford & Alan Sheppard

Photo Review
(all photos: Alan Sheppard)


20901 & 20905 on the rear of Train 2 as it departed Barrow Hill.


20311 & 20315 back at Barrow Hill with Train 2.


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Martyn Brailsford & Alan Sheppard)

Train 1 (1Z20/1Z40):

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Barrow Hill Roundhouse 09.30d 09.45   14.15a 14.16
Barrow Hill Headshunt rev 09.49 ~ 09.52   rev 14.13 ~ 14.14
Barrow Hill Reception ??.?? ~ 10.00 09.55 ~ 09.57   14.05 ~ ??.?? 14/09
Barrow Hill Goods Line S.243 10.05 ~ 10.09 10.00 ~ 10.03   13.55 ~ 14.00 14/07
Barrow Hill South Jn S.235   ? 14.03 ~ 14.04
Barrow Hill North Jn 10/11 10/05   13/54 13/59
Beighton Jn 10/17 10/14   13/45 13/51
Woodhouse Jn 10/20 10/16   13/43 13/49
Woodburn Jn 10/27 10/23   13/38 13/43
Nunnery Main Line Jn 10/30 10.26 ~ 10.27   13/35 13/41
Sheffield 10/32 [P6] 10/32 [P1]   13/33 [P2] 13/39 [P2]
Dore Station Jn 10/41 10/39   13/28 13/32
Dore West Jn 10/43 10/41   13/27 13.20 ~ 13.29
Totley Tunnel East 10/46 10/43   13/24 13/19
Grindleford 11/01 10/50   13/17 13/14
Earles Sidings SB 11.09 ~ 11.14 11.03 ~ 11.11   13.07 ~ 13.12 12.49 ~ 13.05
Bottom Dead End 11.16 ~ ??.?? 11.13 ~ 11.15   ??.?? ~ 13.05 12.43 ~ 12.47
Astley's Loop L 11L20 ~ 11L44   L 12L17 ~ 12L36
Lafarge Cement Works ? 11.56   ? 12.05

Train 2 (1Z60/1Z80):

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Barrow Hill Roundhouse 14.35d 14.34   18.10a 18.04
Barrow Hill Headshunt rev 14.36 ~ 14.39   rev 18.02 ~ 18.03
Barrow Hill Reception ??.?? ~ 14.45 ? ~ ?   17.59 ~ ??.?? 17/58
Barrow Hill Goods Line S.243 14.50 ~ 14.54 ?   17.49 ~ 17.54 ?
Barrow Hill South Jn S.235 - ? ?
Barrow Hill North Jn 14.56 ?   17/48 ?
Beighton Jn 15/02 ?   17/41 ?
Woodhouse Jn 15/04 ?   17/39 ?
Woodburn Jn 15/09 ?   17/34 ?
Nunnery Main Line Jn 15/12 ?   17/31 ?
Sheffield 15.14 ~ 15.18 [P8] ?   17.25 ~ 17.29 [P2] ?
Dore Station Jn 15/24 ?   17/13 ?
Dore West Jn 15/28 ?   17/12 ?
Totley Tunnel East 15/32 ?   17/11 ?
Grindleford 15/38 ?   17/07 ?
Earles Sidings SB 15.46 ~ 15.51 ?   16.57 ~ 17.02 ?
Bottom Dead End 15.53 ~ ??.?? ?   ??.?? ~ 16.55 ?
Astley's Loop L ?   L ?
Lafarge Cement Works ? ?   ? ?


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