A History lesson from the UK

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Steve B

Firefighter
Hello folks, thanks go to GM for the motivation, i decided to post some info from a place called Pickerings Lock in Cheshire. My parents and grandparents have always had a caravan on the trailor park at this location on the banks of the river weaver in cheshire, i remember the last steam train's going over the weaver viaduct and the ships going to ICI chemicals and salt at Northwich, an incident i remember from a child is when the mast would not fit under the viaduct so the crew climbed up and sawed it off.
here goes,
Below is a Tug used with the dredger barge
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below is the Weaver viaduct with a slow moving freight hauled by a class 92
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Below are my boys investigating the resident swans nest
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Below is an RB22 on a barge by the small lock gates which are silted up
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Below is another shot of the barges, the small one in front is used on the narrow canals
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Below is an old sunken hulk that once earned it's keep working down the African coast and retired on river trips before sinking over 20 years ago
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Below another view of Chila
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Below is one of the many capstans that once moored up dozens of ships, the initials stand for River weaver Navigation,
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Below is a sign board showing where boats and ships came from
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another shot of the viaduct with an EMD 66 rolling over
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More pictures and info at http://www.duttonlockkeeper.com/
and here are some Tug boats http://www.tugtalk.co.uk/viewalbum.asp?folder=British+Waterways+Tugs
 

grande man

Bonafied Grande Nut
Awesome post Steve! Thanks for including us on your trip. Contrary to what I thought when I was in school (yes Rex, I did go to school, roughest 2 years of my life. :D ) history is way cool. :cool:
 
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IronBeltKen

Lazy Daydreamer
Excellent pix Steve, especially the one about the sunken hulk! There's a bit of history close to where I live - of course a gazzillon people have written about it, so there's nothing I could add. I still might just take a walk along the Olde Main Line someday though - since it is the first RR that existed in the US...
 

PNKFLOYD

Mikey
grande man said:
Awesome post Steve! Thanks for including us on your trip. Contrary to what I thought when I was in school (yes Rex, I did go to school, roughest 2 years of my life. :D ) history is way cool. :cool:
:D Grande Man... there you go bragging about your higher education by "graduating" from second grade.
Some of us "good ol' boys" just couldn't stand being cooped up two years in a row!;)
 

Steve B

Firefighter
Chears gent's,
Ken l give it a shot Ken it doesn't matter if it's been written about a dozen times, everyone's view is different and individual
 

OldGettysk

Running the MC & Buffalo
Histoay lesson

Nice pictures Steve, great to see another part of our small world OLDGETTYSK
 




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