Aith Gun

Aith Gun
Breezy Isles, Shetland

Friday, July 02, 2010

A Bit of the Manchester Ship Canal at Cadishead

I worked on the Cadishead by-pass or A57 a few years ago. They had just finished the road and we were there to provide Traffic Management for the planting of shrubs etc.
The above vessel was the 1st I saw on the canal. It had come loose and drifted from an area of jetty which was being maintained.

Then this beast came along

And along

And along

And along

And away

And then another

But this little duckling survived em, the workmen came along to bring her home after we managed to contact the oil jetty controller

This was a rail bridge over the canal, you can see how huge the centre arch is to accomodate ships of old

This Grey vessel showed at the oil terminal

The rail bridge serviced the soap factory which had its own rail locomotive. It had no boiler and was charged with steam from the factory boilers.

And finally it left

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