Canal Boat - - Feature -

In the days be­fore de­cent road sur­faces, of­ten the most prac­ti­ca­ble way to carry goods be­tween canals and in­dus­trial premises some dis­tance away was by horse-drawn tramways, of­ten nar­row-gauge. Some­times these ran for many miles; oth­ers were no more than a cou­ple of hun­dred yards long – and some­times the rails can still be seen set in the sur­face of old wharves. This pic­ture shows an ex­am­ple at Cos­grove on the Grand Union; there are oth­ers on the same canal, and also ex­am­ples on the BCN Main Line and on the Mont­gomery at Welsh­pool.

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