BLACKSTONE AND MUMFORD CANAL LOCKS

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Gears and Engines


Photo: Garry Armstrong

Despite many attempts, the machines used to open and close the locks at the Blackstone Canal in Uxbridge are simply not photogenic. Despite that, they are interesting. These are pretty large locks, too as this canal was intended to deal with full-sized barges coming down the river.

Locks on the Mumford – much smaller for a really narrow canal

9 thoughts on “BLACKSTONE AND MUMFORD CANAL LOCKS

  1. angloswiss July 21, 2017 / 12:48 am

    You have an interesting selection. We had locks on the Londond canals and they always fascinated me.

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    • Marilyn Armstrong July 21, 2017 / 1:04 am

      They are really interesting … and they were built before electricity. They still work, too.

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  2. swo8 July 21, 2017 / 11:33 am

    The ingenuity of the day and it still works! (why can’t they do that with hot water heaters?)
    Leslie

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      • swo8 July 21, 2017 / 12:48 pm

        I think the weather in Rome isn’t as extreme as here. But – they certainly could do better.
        Leslie

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  3. Cee Neuner July 21, 2017 / 12:46 pm

    Oh Marilyn what fun photos for this week’s theme. 😀

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  4. cbegg1950 July 21, 2017 / 2:41 pm

    I love seeing and taking these kind of photographs! Thanks.

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