Photo-a-Day (Monday, 24th March, 2014)
Transport old and new
Photo: Dave (Oy) (Nikon D800 with Nikon 16-35mm F/4 AF-S G VR)
Nice photo, I wonder how many times Eddie Stobart has crossed that bridge.
Yes Dave, and with almost the same livery as Stobarts. Lovely photo at the right time.
Never Ken R, but his HGVs have! Nice photo.
Does that unsightly weed ever get fast around the boats propelers?
Always like canal pics.
Nice clear , bright scene. I love narrow boats. When in the Fens last week we saw many on the lodes ( man made drainage ditches) & rivers. The owners seem to steer them with such ease.
This photo is actually is taken at Dean Locks and not Gathurst locks.
Not a lot of people know that.
Nice photo Dave, i've spent many hours on that stretch of the canal, also running under the bridge is the Southport/Manchester railway line and the River Douglas, many's the time i've seen, 'Trains and Boats and Planes' as the song goes, at the same time.Garry, before he died, Eddie Stobart WOULD have crossed that bridge quite a few times.Does anyone remember the lorry coming off the bridge on the opposite side traveling south, it must be 25 years ago, a workmate of mine was right on the spot on the canal bank and witnessed it all, the lorry plunged nose first into the river Douglas. The lorry driver had swerved to avoid an old cooker which fell off a little flatback which he was following, unfortunately and probably obviously the lorry driver died.Yes Mick they are Dean Locks.
Thank you so much for this photo. we sailed through this place in our boating days. If you are not careful, you can get weed & lots of other stuff wrapped round your rudder - once we found a white shirt tangled up in it.
Roy I was walking along the canal bank in December 1986 with my wife and two young kids when the lorry came crashing over.
It was a Creda washing machine lorry from Stoke.
When taken Dave? You`ve got sunny weather again!
Roy; See Mick`s P-a-D Tues. 26 Nov.2013 of Dean Locks. Also:-
The crash was in 1986 - 28 years ago.
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For Northbound M6 CCTV cameras, see:-
Thanks Mick, i got my white goods mixed up.
Matching Livery, couldnt have timed it better
Eddie Stobart is no more....sold up ;o)
Roy the Creda lorry did swerve to avoid hitting a wood burning stove which feel from the back of a pick up that was being driven by somebody from Ormskirk.
Stobart is still operating under it's name and will continue to do so. The sale of £280 million will wipe off it's debts.
When we were kids one of my mates sat on the top of the second pillar.
Dare devils could walk underneath to get to them. Every time I see this at Gathurst I remember him sitting there with his legs hanging over, cool as you like. Crazy what you do as kids.
What a well timed photo .nice one!!