The Barry Story – Including the tenth edition of The Barry List



Compiled by Martin Beckett and Roger Hardingham.

A paperback containing the story of how the town and port at Barry became so involved in the steam locomotive scrapping business. The book traces the beginnings of the town and the
importance of Barry as a major coal exporting port in the early 20th century. The demise of the coal trade in the 1950s left many vacant sidings in the dock areas and these allowed the new business of scrapping wagons to commence in large numbers.
The book looks at the growth of Woodham Brothers at Barry and how they started in the recycling of ship’s materials and then, from 1959, the purchase of wagons, carriages and locomotives. Full details of all locomotives coming to the various yards at Barry from 1959 and those which were scrapped.

Includes 10th edition of ‘The Barry List’ which has full details of those in the yards and eventually saved.

* One of the most compelling stories in railway preservation is told in this complete volume in paperback form.

* Full of photographs from the archives including many never seen before from the Woodham family collection.

* Includes the story of how the small town of Barry in South Wales became the centre of interest in the preservation of ex-BR steam locomotives.

* Background history of Barry including the development of the port and the coal export trade.

* Full account of all the locomotives at Barry, including those scrapped over the 30 year period by Woodhams and other local contractors and those 213 which escaped to preservation all over the UK.

Altogether, the complete Barry scrapyard story in one publication.

96 pages A5 paperback