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Post by terry.thwaite » Mon Sep 06, 2010 4:27 pm

This was a promotional photograph for British Waterways container service. Thats my old fella stood on the coamings and they were actually discharging reels of newsprint at the newly opened depot at Leeds. The reel clamp is on the wall and you can just see the remainder of the cargo in the hold, I don't think they ever caried any of the containers.
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Post by starr5 » Mon Sep 06, 2010 6:52 pm

Terry we used to load the containers on a regular basis from International harvesters at Doncaster for shipping from Hull and some returned other way. cannot think of anywhere else they were used.
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Post by yorkieman » Mon Sep 06, 2010 7:30 pm

One of the containers is in the yard at the Waterways Museum, Goole. Something around a 6 foot cube I think.
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Post by terry.thwaite » Mon Sep 06, 2010 8:56 pm

Mike / George

There were two types of container, the one in the picture which is fibre glass and probably the one that Georgeis describing. The other type was about 17/18 foot long, about 7 foot wide and 5 foot highmade of alluminium and like a hatch cover over the top fastened with lashings. Don't remember them being used either but there was a couple in top yard at Goole on there side with oil barrels in them.

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Post by terry.thwaite » Thu Sep 09, 2010 8:25 am

Mike / George

These were the other containers
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