The Hay Inclined Plane at Coalport near Ironbridge, Shropshire

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  1. Roger Farnworth

    Roger Farnworth Full Member

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    Travelling South to Ludlow in late October, I came across an example of a Canal Inclined Plane at Coalport, Shropshire. It qualifies as a railway although its primary purpose was the carrying of canal boats between the Shropshire Canal and the River Severn. ....

    http://rogerfarnworth.com/2020/10/21/coalport-incline-ironbridge
     
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    In March 2021, Tony Jervis, an on-line acquaintance, sent me some photographs from visits that he made over the years to the inclined plane at Coalport. These are shared below with his kind permission.

    https://rogerfarnworth.com/2021/06/10/coalport-incline-ironbridge-addendum-2021

    Tony comments: "The site has been tidied up somewhat since I was first there, with more clearance of overgrowth at the summit, but has there been a landslip pushing the tracks sideways partway down? The Gorge area has been prone to landslips for years. ..... Much work has been done in recent years to landscape and stablilise the area."
     
  3. ianvolvo46

    ianvolvo46 Staff Member Moderator

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    always interesting Roger thankyou

    Ian vt
     
  4. Chris Doroszenko

    Chris Doroszenko Lost in the spare room Full Member

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    I can imagine some work went into building and running this lil area. Another bit of history almost frozen in time.
     

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