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Inclined Ramp at Partington

Inclined Ramp at Partington

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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
OS371700 392100