Tuesday, 2 April 2019

Chillington Wharf - a backstage pass

Chillington Interchange Basin Wolverhampton
April 2019

As part of my Canal Hunter video series I was given a supervised visit to Chillington Wharf by kind permission of the owners, DB Cargo (UK) Ltd. 

This is, to the best of my knowledge, the best preserved interchange basin on the BCN, It comes complete with its canopy and loading crane.

If you have ever passed on the Main Line Canal you will have probably glimpsed it and wondered what is behind the barbed wire. Well, here are some high resolution photos which you may find interesting.

The black and white image was taken in about 1990.

There used to be a second arm to the basin, but this was demolished and was replaced by the iconic crane structure and its overhead rails.

I picked up a lot of video footage as well which I will include in the next Canal Hunter episode, but given the significance of the site I thought you may like to linger over the photos at your leisure.

Please be aware that this site is part of a working rail / road interchange and is surrounded by barbed wire for good reason!

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