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Transporter discharging into wagons

Transporter discharging into wagons

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T1041. This machine, called the soil transporter, was a huge construction which carried material extracted by a dredger into waiting wagon on the banks of the canal. All that is visible in this scene is the wagon end and the high supporting structure. The transporter was designed and constructed by John Price of Grappenhall, Cheshire, who was agent for the six lower sections of the Canal.
The navvy on the left, in the foreground, has used an empty sack to give him an extra protective covering against the difficult conditions.
ContributorMrs Elsie Mullineux
Creatorcorporatename - Manchester Ship Canal Company
Datecreation - 1891-03-10
TypePhotographic prints - Contact sheets
Formatdimension.H - 84mm
dimension.W - 110mm
SourceSalford City Archive / The Frank Mullineux Collection
Relationderived from - Manchester Ship Canal Company Glass Plates
CoverageLocation.Creation Site - Warburton
RightsManchester Ship Canal Company