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Lock 11 on the Wolverhampton Flight.

Lock 11.

Lock 11 on the Wolverhampton Flight.

History on three levels!

Halfway down the Wolverhampton Flight is this interesting scene. The bridge going over the canal is, in fact, two separate bridges. The nearest one is disused, and originally carried the Great Western Railway tracks into the Low Level Station. Adjacent to that is another bridge, now carrying a later link line. To the left and higher up is the Midland Main Line with a train heading to the still open High Level Station. All this takes place next to Lock 11 on the Wolverhampton Flight.Of course, all these at one time would have been in competition with each other. The canal, obviously, came first. The Great Western lines, however grand, were regarded as interlopers in Midland territory. When the railways were nationalised, in this area both became part of the London Midland Region, which probably explains why it was many of the Great Western lines were closed.

  • Taken: 25 Mar 2020
  • Camera: Canon 5D MkIII
  • Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm 1:2.8 L II USM
  • Focal Length 24mm
  • F/9
  • 1/125 sec
  • ISO 100

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