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 Post subject: The Hay Inclined Plane at Coalport, Shropshire in the UK
PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2020 3:51 pm 

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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/co ... ironbridge


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 Post subject: Re: The Hay Inclined Plane at Coalport, Shropshire in the UK
PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:52 am 

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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/c ... endum-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."


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 Post subject: Re: The Hay Inclined Plane at Coalport, Shropshire in the UK
PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2021 9:27 pm 

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The Pennsylvania Main Line of Public Works carried canal boats on flat cars over the Philadelphia and Columbia RR (2 planes) and the Allegheny Portage RR (10 planes). The line ran from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh with RR as above and canal between Columbia and Hollidaysburg and between Johnstown and Pittsburgh.

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 Post subject: Re: The Hay Inclined Plane at Coalport, Shropshire in the UK
PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2021 2:32 am 

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That sounds quite a significant under taking, Phil.


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 Post subject: Re: The Hay Inclined Plane at Coalport, Shropshire in the UK
PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2021 2:38 pm 

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The line opened in 1835. It was the first heavy duty crossing of the Alleghenys from Atlantic tidewater to the Ohio River.

The planes were all replaced by adhesion railroads by the early 1850's and the canal was made obsolete by the Pennsylvania Railroad in the 1850's.

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 Post subject: Re: The Hay Inclined Plane at Coalport, Shropshire in the UK
PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2021 2:52 pm 

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Thank you, Phil.


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