Printout from Bridging the Years:

Inclined Ramp at Partington

Inclined Ramp at Partington

T1130. As the cuttings of the Manchester Ship Canal got deeper various methods were introduced to remove soil from the works. Here an inclined ramp is in use. A wooden platform moved up and down the slope, powered by steam, removing full barrows and returning empty ones. This was a more sophisticated version of the 'barrow run'.
Publisher
ContributorMrs Elsie Mullineux
Creatorcorporatename - Manchester Ship Canal Company
Datecreation - 1891-01-08
TypePhotographic prints - Contact sheets
Formatdimension.H - 83mm
dimension.W - 111mm
Identifier772
SourceSalford City Archive / The Frank Mullineux Collection
LanguageEN
Relationderived from - Manchester Ship Canal Company Glass Plates
CoverageLocation.Creation Site - Partington Viaduct (O.S. Ref: 371700, 392100)
RightsManchester Ship Canal Company