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PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:17 pm    Post subject: Old photos - 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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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 7:52 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 8:00 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 8:05 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 8:08 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 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ducking under the wires in 1924


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:12 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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PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2017 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stourport Power Station. Undated, although the railway was built in 1940 and by 1948 there were four chimneys.


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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2017 6:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stourport Canal Basin, 1927. This was the year the power station opened, which probably explains the large volume of coal being handled.


18301570_1497347650317416_5217122139827962510_n by Graham Phillips, on Flickr

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PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2017 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice photos Graham
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PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2017 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I won't copy all the pictures to here, but there's some interesting, if low resolution, photos of the plans for Bridgnorth Cliff railway here. http://tinyurl.com/k46tpfs
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Restoration of the Ironbridge in 1973.


20139934_1574031479307950_4809458381044768495_n by Graham Phillips, on Flickr

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm trying to keep this vaguely SVR related, not just general local history, so here's some of the nearby coal mines.

Highley Old Pit. Undated, but it closed in 1940.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alveley Pit. Undated, but closed in 1969.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shatterford Mine. Undated.
Shatterford is on the Bridgnorth to Kidderminster road, about a mile, straight up the hill, from the village of Arley, on the opposite side of the river to the station.
I don't know any more details of the mine itself. I'm not aware of any tramway in the area, so presumably the coal was carted down to the river for transport.


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