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The Barry Scrapyard Story (55-mins)


The Barry Scrapyard Story (55-mins)

Ref: KF106D


The legendary yard of Woodham Bros. at Barry, Glamorgan is truly a remarkable story.

It started in 1959 with the arrival of locomotives from Swindon Works for breaking up and until 1968 over 300 would assemble from all over Britain. But not all were scrapped, indeed 213 lingered on and were all eventually purchased by the preservation movement.

This heralded one of the most important and influential aspects of British railway preservation. The so-called ‘graveyard of steam’ at Barry has contributed half of the standard gauge preserved steam fleet and moreover has bought about the ‘preservation boom’ of the past two decades. This dvd tells the fascinating story of Woodhams Yard. How it all began. Why the locomotives were kept so long and how they were all brought and moved to new homes around Britain.

An exclusive interview with Dai Woodham and professional archive film of the yard, together with preservationist’s experiences in rebuilding a Barry locomotive, provide and insight into this incredible phenomenom.





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Price:14.95 (including VAT at 20% for customers in the UK & EU)
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The Legend of Barry Scrapyard (50-mins)


The Legend of Barry Scrapyard (50-mins)

Ref: KF212D


Fifty years after the start of engines arriving for scrap and twenty years after the last of 213 locomotives departed from the famous Woodham’s yard at Barry, this film looks at the way in which Barry changed the railway preservation map of Britain. An interview with the late Dai Woodham reveals the background to the whole miracle which started in 1959 with the first five engines arriving from Swindon. Nearly 300 were eventually bought for scrapping, but 213 escaped from the yard to begin the preservation boom in the UK.

We see rare photographs from the Woodham family archive which show the beginnings of the scrap business in the redundant coal sidings at Barry docks. Archive films show the locomotives filling the yards to capacity before they started to depart. Film of the ‘Barry 10’ and of the future for a regeneration scheme for the dock area which includes the re-building of several engines at the Great Western Society at Didcot and at Llangollen into long-lost types, such as a ‘Grange’, ‘Saint’ and ‘County’

Altogether the complete story of this remarkable event in railway history.





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