The legendary steam locomotive scrapyard
by Dave Sallery
The lower yard looking
east in October 1968.
Please note: The area has now been completely cleared and no locomotives or trace of the scrapyard remains. The former Barry Railway works and its chimney, in the left distance, is nowadays the only link with the past.
When I first visited there were over 170 locos present. As well as the lower yard, where the cutting up was undertaken, the old Barry Railway works sidings next to the mainline and some of the sidings leading to the coal tipplers were also in use for loco storage. The photos above and below show some of the locos stored in the lower yard. Most of the locos present were from the Western Region although Southern, B.R. standard and Midland types were also well represented.
Visit Phil Trotters 'Fotopic' site and the Barry (Woodhams) Railway Scrapyard site on Flickr for many more Barry photos.
You may also wish to visit my B.R. 1960's steam website.
My homepage: www.penmorfa.com
Index of pages:
|General views of Barry from 1968 - 1|
|General views of Barry from 1968 - 2|
|Great Western Railway - 1|
|Great Western Railway - 2|
|Great Western Railway - 3|
|London Midland & Scottish Railway|
|General views of Barry from 1966|
In front is 5526 with 6023 "King Edward II" behind it. The Bulleid Pacific is 34027 "Taw Valley". The Hall's are no's. 4920 "Dumbleton Hall" and 6990 "Witherslack Hall". The line to Barry Island runs over the viaduct in the background.
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page: Some general views from 1968