The Newport Branch

A Collection of Photographs taken by Tony Clayton


6 - Wappenshall Junction


5 - Preston-Upon-The-Weald-Moors <<-- : -->> 7 - Humber Arm


At Wappenshall Junction the Newport Branch met the older Shrewsbury Canal. As the locks up towards Trench were never widened, this became an important transhipment point, with goods destined for the Shropshire Canal being transferred to tub boats that could not only negotiate the locks but also could be hauled up the incline plane at Trench. Some narrowboats of only 6 ft 2in beam and with low headroom were built to allow goods to be taken up as far as the bottom of the incline without having to be transhipped. These became known as Trench Boats.


Wappenshall Wharf Manager's House

Wharf Manager's House, Wappenshall (Grid Ref SJ 664145), 1978

Warehouse & Junction Bridge

Duke of Sutherland's Warehouse and Wappenshall Junction Bridge, 1978

Warehouse

Duke of Sutherland's Warehouse, 2014

Junction Bridge

Wappenshall Junction Bridge, 2014

Wharf

Original wharf building, Wappenshall, 1985

Crane

Crane behind wharf building, Wappenshall, 1978

Warehouse

Duke of Sutherland's Warehouse, 1976

Warehouse

Duke of Sutherland's Warehouse, 1978

Warehouse

Duke of Sutherland's Warehouse, 2014

Wappenshall Junction Bridge

Wappenshall Junction Bridge, 1976

Wappenshall Junction Bridge

Same view, 1978

Wappenshall Junction Bridge

Same view, 2014

Junction Bridge

Wappenshall Junction Bridge, 1976

Junction Bridge

Wappenshall Junction Bridge, 1976


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v11 12th May 2015

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