Saturday, 5 February 2022

The Dunkirk Branch

Dunkirk Branch

New Main Line

The short Dunkirk branch exited the New Main Line to the east, opposite the Gower Branch having passed under a railway bridge.

These days there is no trace of the junction or the arm which existed in an area known as Greets Green and served a colliery which is now a school playing field.

Just one image is known to exist of this branch, snatched from a moving train in 1948. The branch may be gone nut the 1930's house next to it still stands.

The Dunkirk Branch Canal

1934

1934

Gone by 1951

The Rattlechain Brickworks



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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