The lower section of the Coalport Canal in the Ironbridge Gorge is now covered in algae and only used by ducks. In the background may be seen the remains of the Hay Incline. Tubs, or small dumb coal barges, would be filled with coal and transported from the mines along the upper stretch of the canal. The tub would be loaded onto a rail chassis and lowered by gravity down the incline and then floated off onto the lower canal and then shipped down to the River Severn.
It is all now part of the Ironbridge Girge Musem Trust.
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