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The Fab Four Steam Gala at Barrow Hill Roundhouse: 13-15 April 2012

Barrow Hill Roundhouse, near Chesterfield, provides the unique and atmospheric setting for “The Fab Four” Steam Gala, taking place on 13 to 15 April 2012.

World steam speed record holder A4 4468 ‘Mallard’, making its first appearance at a preserved railway for over 30 years, heads a stellar line up that includes other famous locomotives A1 60163 ‘Tornado’, A4 4464 ‘Bittern’, A2 60532 ‘Blue Peter’ and V2 60800 ‘Green Arrow’.

This incredible line up of steam locomotive super power has never been seen together before.  A large supporting cast of steam locomotives, including those based at the Roundhouse, completes the show.  With plenty of activities on offer for the whole family, this event is a great day out. 

Travel by train to Chesterfield and take advantage of the free and frequent bus service that will be running to the Roundhouse throughout the three days.  Advance tickets for the Gala can be bought from or by ringing 0844 581 4939.

For further information, click here to visit the Barrow Hill Roundhouse website.