Stairfoot Station Heritage Park, with help from local councillors, announced that the railway tribute - which features six rail wheels sat on two pieces of track - will be positioned on the Trans Pennine Trail near Tesco on September 13.
Mayor of Barnsley Coun Pauline Markham is set to take on the ribbon-cutting duties, after a project was started with the help of Section 106 funds - cash put aside by housing developers - and Barnsley Council’s Principal Towns programme.
Stairfoot was once home to a key station with trains going out to the east coast, and the area around it was criss-crossed with bridges and viaducts as various railway lines served the area’s coal mines.
It was also a hive of industry with the Dearne and Dove canal passing surrounded by a glass works, brick works, tar works and various other plants and nearby collieries.
Coun Wayne Johnson said: “It’s looking fantastic and we can’t wait to show it to the public - Stairfoot was an industrial hub and rail obviously played a huge part of that.”
The equipment was sourced from the Elsecar Heritage Railway and the seven-and-a-half tonne structure will be placed on a concrete pad, which is due to be put in-situ next week.
“It’s a huge part of our local history and it’ll not only look great as it’s in a prominent location, easily viewed from the main road, but it’s also something where people can come to remember Stairfoot’s heritage,” Coun Johnson added.