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Life on the Railway

 SATURDAY 24th February 2024

Barrow Hill Roundhouse on the outskirts of Chesterfield is the setting for our ‘Life on the Railway’ Session Days event in late Feb 2024. With a vintage 1940’s/50s theme, we have exclusive access to the vintage trains, engines and offices on site and a lineup that features nine models on six sets, five of whom are making their debut appearances for Session Days on a location event. We will also be providing lunch for everyone attending in the Museum Cafe.

Life on the Railway

WHEN IS IT?

This event is being held on Saturday 24th February 2024. Morning slots start at 9:15 AM and finish at 12:27 PM and afternoon slots start at 14:00 PM and finish at 17:12 PM .

WHERE IS IT?

Barrow Hill Roundhouse is located at Campbell Drive, Barrow Hill, Chesterfield, Derbyshire S43 2PR. We have exclusive use of the venue on the day.

ACCESS?

The venue has sets which will be covered and some in the open and includes access inside each train and in the sidings. As some of the sets will include access to the engine deck of trains we would suggest that you contact us first for detailed advice if you have mobility issues.

WHAT IS IT?

The event features nine models who will all be in uniform/costumes that reflect life on the railway in the 1940’s and 1950’s. There will be six sets and on some of the sets ther will be more than one model. There are eighteen places for photographers in the morning and another eighteen places for photographers in the afternoon .

HOW MUCH?

The price to attend this event per photographer is :

£159

LUNCH INCLUDED

HOW DOES IT WORK?

We believe firmly that group events should allow everyone attending to get an equal opportunity to shoot with each of the models. We arrange attendees into groups of three and then rotate each group around the sets in turn approximately every 25 minutes or so. Our events are run with precise timings so that it works for everyone involved with a short break between each set. On this event each attendee will get to work with each of the models in turn.

LIGHTS/ACTION?

This event is outdoors using natural light. We will have some continuous lighting available for use if required, the usage of which is included within your admission price. If you require assistance using the lights provided then we will be on hand to provide expertise.

You are also welcome to bring along your own lighting rigs if you are more comfortable using them but you must keep them with you at all times and observe COVID compliant usage restrictions.

Register for a Place on Life on the Railway

Morning or Afternoon Place

Alternative Session

9 + 8 =

MEET THE MODELS

Scarlett Luxe

SCARLETT LUXE

Our glamorous 1940’s model for the day is Scarlett Luxe, who will be adding a touch of class and sophistication for us. Scarlett is a highly experienced vintage model and actress who works commercially all over the UK.

Dean Turner

DEAN TURNER

Dean is a versatile character model who has appeared for us on a number of events. On this occasion he will one of our engine drivers.

Lynda Easton

LYNDA EASTON

Lynda is also a regular featured model on Session Days. She will be on set with Dean, the engine driver, as his co-worker.

Ben Wilkes

BEN WILKES

Ben is the ultimate character model with great versatility and attention to detail. Ben will be conducting affairs as our station master for the day.

Miss Whisky Twist

MISS WHISKY TWIST

Also adding a touch of glamour and style to the occasion, Miss Whisky Twist will be a 1940’s model on the railway train.

Jack Shaw

JACK SHAW

Making his debut appearance for us, Jack Shaw is a freelance model and living historian. He specialises in railway re-enactment. He is also the Senior Station Manager at Quorn & Woodhouse Station on the Grand Central Railway.

Jack Hadley

JACK HADLEY

Also making his debut appearance for Session Days, Jack Hadley is a re-enanctment model who has worked for several brands.

Eve Hudson

EVE HUDSON

Another debutante, Eve has extensive modelling experience on narrative driven photoshoots. With an extensive vintage wardrobe, Eve will be working with Jack Hadley to pose as our couple for the day.

Matt Summerland

MATT SUMMERLAND

Matt joins us for the first time, showcasing part of his extensive classical menswear collection of clothing.

ABOUT THE VENUE

Barrow Hill Roundhouse is the last surviving railway roundhouse in the United Kingdom with an operational turntable. Built in 1870, it was threatened with demolition in 1991 when the site was closed by British Rail. It was saved by a group of dedicated volunteers who have transformed it into a unique railway museum and events venue.
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