Monday, 27 April 2020

Wyrley Bank Branch - Essington to Newton

Wyrley Bank Branch - Essington to Newton







North of Sneyd Locks with Essington Colliery spoil heap beyond


Essington Branch Junction


Essington Locks line through the restored landscape

Essington Branch (middle left)

The Essington Branch (centre)


Opencast processing plant during re-profiling


Canal bed north of Double Bridges


Towards Broadlane Bridge



Looking back to Essington Branch



Looking south from Broadlane Bridge

And in 1986 - Trevor Littlewood



Railway Bridge during upgrade


Same railway bridge with pipe bridge


Springhill Colliery Basin


The original terminus at Lodge

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The above photos have been assembled from various sources, including those freely found on the internet. My thanks go to the many photographers alive and dead who have contributed to this collection and in so doing, are keeping the memory of these lost canals alive. These images are reproduced for ease of research are are not necessarily the property of this blog, and as such should not be used for commercial gain without the explicit permission of the owner (whoever that may be).

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