tarboat's photos with the lock

Tatenhill Lock

Tatenhill Lock
Tanker narrowboat rises in Tatenhill lock on the Trent & Mersey Canal south of Burton upon Trent.
Added on September 11, 2016

Unsung heroes

Unsung heroes
The Canal & River Trust held an open day today at Bullholme Lock, Castleford, on the Aire & Calder Navigation. The lock has had two new sets of gates fitted and now awaits the new cills. Stairways had been erected to allow visitors to descend to the botto…
Added on November 18, 2012

Bullholme Lock

Bullholme Lock
The open day at Bullholme Lock, Castleford, proved very popular with many people taking the opportunity to descend into the drained chamber and inspect the gate replacement works close-up. The lock is about 460ft long although there are intermediate gates…
Added on November 22, 2012

Monceau-sur-Sambre

Monceau-sur-Sambre
Office of the éclusier at Monceau-sur-Sambre.
Added on June 17, 2012

Calamanco Lock

Calamanco Lock
Calamanco Lock at Flixton was one of the original eight locks constructed on the Mersey & Irwell Navigation in the 1720s. The site was already weired to provide a head for an existing mill and the rise of the lock was 3ft 3ins. The original lock 68 feet l…
Added on April  3, 2012

Chubb Lock Works

Chubb Lock Works
The Grade II listed Chubb factory is one of Wolverhampton's iconic buildings and is immediately obvious as you leave the station. Built in 1898-99 to the design of C. H. M. Mileham of London, the factory followed the old multi-storey narrow principles tha…
Added on February 15, 2012

Double Locks

Double Locks
The pub is known as the Double Locks, but for many years there has only been one lock here on the Exeter Ship Canal.
Added on November  9, 2011

Strapping in

Strapping in
Tarboat Junior straps a boat into a lock at Audlem on the Shropshire Union Canal. This technique stops the boat and closes the gate at the same time. :-)
Added on September 24, 2011

Sea Lock

Sea Lock
The Ulverston Canal was completed in 1796, in order to provide the town of Ulverston with a port. At 15 feet (4.6m) deep and 66 feet (20m) wide, it was intended to accommodate large ships. Railway competition led to a decline through the second half of t…
Added on July  7, 2011

Deep lock

Deep lock
The building of the Shannon hydroelectric scheme in the late 1920s required navigation to be maintained down to Limerick after the Parteen Weir cut off the old route via O'Briensbridge. This was achieved by building a double staircase lock at the Ardnacru…
Added on January  9, 2011

Going down looking up

Going down looking up
The 102ft fall at the Ardnacrusha hydro-electric power station on the Shannon is overcome for navigation by a two-rise staircase lock. The falls are 68ft and 34 ft. Looking up from lower chamber as the water begins to flow out the steel guillotine gate fr…
Added on November  3, 2010

Deltic at Hunt's Lock

Deltic at Hunt's Lock
55 022 Royal Scots Grey crosses the Weaver Viaduct at Hunt's Lock, Northwich on the already very late running Ribble Lune Railtour. The train had just reversed at Lostock having traversed the branch between Sandbach and Northwich.
Added on October 10, 2010

Goole departure

Goole departure
Empty barges locking down into the river for a trip to Hull. A view from a visit in 1983.
Added on August 10, 2008