The Newport Branch

A Collection of Photographs taken by Tony Clayton


7 - The Humber Arm


6 - Wappenshall Junction <<-- : -->> 1 - Norbury Junction


The Humber Arm left the Newport Branch just west of the Kynnersley Aqueduct, leading to Lubstree Wharf where goods were transhipped to a railway.


Transhipment Shed, Lubstree Wharf

Canal-Rail Transhipment Shed, Lubstree Wharf, at the end of the Humber Arm (Grid Ref SJ 693152), 1978

Lubstree Wharf

View from Lubstree Wharf towards the junction with the Newport Branch - note the Engine Shed by the Bridge (Grid Ref SJ 693152), 1978

Lubstree Wharf

A later view from Lubstree Wharf towards the junction with the Newport Branch

Tub-Boat on Humber Arm

View of an old tub boat maintenance craft on the Humber Arm (Grid Ref SJ 688163), 1978. The near right corner is on the original towpath.

Tub-Boat on Humber Arm

The old tub boat maintenance craft on the Humber Arm as first seen, early 1978.

Tub-Boat on Humber Arm

View of the old tub boat maintenance craft on the Humber Arm (Grid Ref SJ 688163).

Tub-Boat on Humber Arm

The stern of the old tub boat maintenance craft on the Humber Arm, 1978.
It can be seen that there was some sort of cover over the stern section, which has a raised gunwale. It is thought that some of the trading boats were so shaped to retain coal when being hauled up the inclines.

Tub-Boat on Humber Arm

Detail of the stern section.
When the boat was excavated there was a small amount of puddle clay in the open section, with a golf ball partly buried in it!.


The Newport Branch

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v16 12th May 2015

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