Monday 27 April 2020

Wyrley Bank Branch - Essington to Newton

Wyrley Bank Branch - Essington to Newton

Above Sneyd Top Lock - P Weaver

North of Sneyd Locks with Essington Colliery spoil heap beyond

P Weaver

Above Sneyd - P Weaver

Essington Branch Junction

Essington Locks line through the restored landscape

Essington Top Lock - Ian Huselbee

Whilst the Essington Locks are long gone, here is a map of the branch as built.

Essington Branch (middle left)

The Essington Branch (centre)

Opencast processing plant during re-profiling

Canal bed north of Double Bridges

Towards Broad Lane Bridge

Looking back towards the Essington Branch

Looking south from Broad Lane Bridge

Construction plans for Broad Lane Bridge, Bloxwich in 1903 - CRT Archive

And the site in 1986 - Trevor Littlewood

Railway Bridge north of Broad Lane during an 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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