We were really lucky to be invited to Barrow Hill Roundhouse – the only working railway roundhouse in the United Kingdom – for the ‘Ticket To Ride’ steam gala event. The Roundhouse is an amazingly atmospheric place – as soon as you step inside you feel as though you’ve been transported to a bygone age!
At the steam gala there were lots and lots of famous steam engines including the Duke of Sutherland, a train that we had been learning about in class. The Duke of Sutherland once pulled the Royal Train with Queen Elizabeth II on board!
We were truly inspired by the model trains made by a gentleman who used to work at the Roundhouse. In fact we were so inspired that we are going to have a homework competition to make our own model trains that will then be judged by the gentleman himself.
Thank you to everybody at Barrow Hill Roundhouse who made us feel so welcome, we look forward to coming back again very soon!