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Old photos of other local historic engineering

 
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Graham



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Location: The banks of the River Severn as it meanders through the sun dappled leafy glades of Worcestershire

PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 1:17 pm    Post subject: Old photos of other local historic engineering Reply with quote

I'm interested in all sorts of old engineering and local history, not just railways, so I thought I'd start a collection of photos I find where the two coincide.

Most people familiar with the Severn Valley Railway will know about the pipeline taking water from the Elan Valley to Birmingham.
This shows the fourth pipe being added near Winwoods in the Wyre Forest in 1961.


17634648_1125221674290913_3884447789848122615_n by Graham Phillips, on Flickr

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Location: The banks of the River Severn as it meanders through the sun dappled leafy glades of Worcestershire

PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This one's got a railway connection. Undated, presumably pre-1948.
Described on Facebook as being near Kidderminster Lock, which is the one near the ring road by the traffic lights for Crossley Park.


294119_1568832436930_831611034_n by Graham Phillips, on Flickr

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A railway and steam connection this time.
A bit of internet research show British Railway Boatage had closed by 1954, so presumably this one is 1948-54, with the boat still in pre-nationalisation livery.
Kidderminster wharf with St Mary's church in the background. This is the big church visible from the ring road today.


254432_4777619238789_1101731188_n by Graham Phillips, on Flickr

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kidderminster Wharf, undated.


400779_2403654786967_1365777878_n by Graham Phillips, on Flickr

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1924 electric canal boat experiment in Kidderminster. See this thread here for more information and a video.


941698_10201283680394429_1661231242_n by Graham Phillips, on Flickr

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ducking under the wires in 1924


14056_10201086967836738_460387790_n by Graham Phillips, on Flickr

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And another one. Looks like there wasn't a lot of headroom, even between the bridges.


548467_10201086968076744_1788369113_n by Graham Phillips, on Flickr

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