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HRS 1139 Manchester, Salford Junction Canal, Manchester Central Station bridged over canal 1970s

The Manchester, Salford Junction Canal was opened in 1839 as a way of allowing coal traffic from the Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal access to the canal network via the Rochdale Canal. The canal with its long tunnel under Manchester's street was built to avoid carting goods across Manchester to the Rochdale Canal. Later a link canal was opened at Hulme and the remarkable MSJc canal became a white elephant.
PHOTO: This unusually orientated image shows the position of two twin locks on the canal. At the upper end of the tunnel the canal rose immediately into the locks. When Manchester Central Station was constructed its engineers straggled the Station over the lock site. KH
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Keywords:WW2, air-raids, engineering, locks, manchester central station, manchester, salford junction canal, railways, second world war, shelters, stations, tunnels, victorians, world war two

HRS 1139 Manchester, Salford Junction Canal,  Manchester Central Station bridged over canal 1970s