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Barrow-in-Furness, commonly known as Barrow, is a town and borough in Cumbria, North West England.


The North Western Railway has had running powers into Barrow Central station since an agreement with the LMS in 1925. For "through" trains, NWR engines are detached and BR, "Other Railway", engines take over. Since 1925, the North Western Railway has also had a shed, turntable and servicing facility here. There is also a joint goods yard for exchange traffic.

In May 1941, the station's original building was completely destroyed by the bombing during the Barrow Blitz of World War II. The station was completely rebuilt with a new building in the late 1950s.

In the television series, it was first mentioned in the nineteenth season episode, Reds vs. Blues when the local football team came to Sodor.


The Railway Series

Television Series


  • In real life, the station is called Barrow-in-Furness, but it does not have a line running to the Isle of Walney, which was "replaced" on the maps by the Island of Sodor.
  • In The Great Race and Journey Beyond Sodor, Barrow-in-Furness town/station was not located on the main line, right after the Vicarstown Bridge. It is unknown whether this was an error or intentional.
  • In the Videogame Adventure Series (Sega Genesis), Barrow its wrongly depicted as being located on the Island of Sodor.

* RWS only | ** T&F only

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