Monday, November 30, 2009

Freeth Bridge

Freeth Bridge on the Tame Valley Canal, i must get around to walking along the top of this bridge one day, now closed to traffic and a footbridge only apparently.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Once a bridge?

What is this curious structure on the Birmingham Main Line just down from Rotton Park Junction, i am assuming there was once a bridge here and this is all that is left?

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Boats on the canal (15)

On the Wyrley & Essington, if you look closely you can see it has it's own guard dog too!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Junctions (4) : Ogley Junction

Here the Wyrley & Essington branches off to the Anglesey Basin though the main canal itself terminates here now.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Wyrley & Essington Canal 21/11/09

Went up to Brownhills this morning to take some photos along the Wyrley & Essington (a new canal for me), i went from the Anchor Bridge up to Ogley Junction where the canal ends (apart from a branch to a basin) though one day the canal will continue on to Lichfield again.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Friday, November 13, 2009

Bridge over the motorway

One feature of the Tame Valley Canal i really like is this aqueduct over an M5 sliproad.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Boats on the canal (13)

Spotted heading towards Salford Junction on the Tame Valley. Click on the pic to see a larger version and you will see this boat has a very nice chimney.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

From Broad Balk Bridge to Curdworth Tunnel

Finally some new photos! Walked along the Birmingham & Fazeley Canal this morning from near Broad Balk Bridge up to the Curdworth Tunnel. I would have gone further but the towpath was quickly turning into a quagmire.

Friday, November 6, 2009

In Brum

A photo i took sometime in the late 90s using my SLR (which i must still have somewhere), the canal scene in central Birmingham!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Industry and leisure

At one side of the Grand Union you see rusting relics of an industrial past and the other side benches depicting the leisure future. Or something like that.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Boats on the canal (11)

Spotted on the Tame Valley by lock 10 last week and still there yesterday.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Lock 12

A photo taken with my Kodak Instamatic, i only took 1 photo on the canal with the latest film so why not post the scan here. Lock 12 of the Tame Valley in 110 format glory!