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Old February 22nd, 2015, 05:43 PM   #1
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Birmingham Transport | Canals & Waterways

I thought we used to have a thread for canal and waterways developments. But I can't seem to find it so started one.
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Old February 22nd, 2015, 05:46 PM   #2
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Anyone going to take photos of the drain canal around Mailbox and Brindleyplace?
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Old February 22nd, 2015, 05:48 PM   #3
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There are some in the article.

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Fish rescued from leaking Birmingham canal

A fish rescue operation at a section of leaking canal in Birmingham has begun.

A 200m (650ft) stretch around the Gas Street Basin is in the process of being drained so engineers can investigate water seeping from an aqueduct into a disused railway tunnel.

The rescue, due to have happened on Saturday, was delayed because two dams were not keeping out enough water to allow levels to drop sufficiently.

It is now expected to finish Sunday evening or Monday morning.

Read more. http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-31575430
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Old February 22nd, 2015, 05:53 PM   #4
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I thought we used to have a thread for canal and waterways developments. But I can't seem to find it so started one.
A thread about canals? And you can't find it?

It probably got... cut.

#Midlandsjokes
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Old February 22nd, 2015, 06:16 PM   #5
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A thread about canals? And you can't find it?

It probably got... cut.

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Oh God.

Anyway.

I'm in Brum on Tuesday evening so dependent on the weather and light I may stop by and take a picture of the draining and the disused tunnel portal if I can.
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Old February 22nd, 2015, 08:48 PM   #6
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I thought we used to have a thread for canal and waterways developments. But I can't seem to find it so started one.
It's great that you have used the 'Transport' name within the thread title. Many forumers having been banging on about getting the rest of the transport related threads titles changed.

The three threads below are easily searchable however the other five are not so easy to find:

TRANSPORT | Very Light Rail Innovation Centre | Dudley
TRANSPORT | Official Birmingham Cycling Thread
TRANSPORT| Greater Birmingham Canals & Waterways

Birmingham & High Speed 2
Official Midland Metro Thread
Birmingham SPRINT Thread
Official Birmingham Airport (BHX) Thread 1
Birmingham's Regional Roads

Woodie I thought you were looking into this.
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Old February 23rd, 2015, 06:28 PM   #7
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A few pictures on the draining of Gas Street Basin are available on Twitter

https://twitter.com/BrumHour/status/569889566716518400
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Old February 24th, 2015, 02:06 AM   #8
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A few pictures of the drained section of canal, at a guess the average depth of water in the canal is about 5 foot, which is deeper than I thought it would be. Whats interesting now is how they find and repair the leak.

Looking for a Leak by metrogogo, on Flickr

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Tram Rail on the Canal Bed by metrogogo, on Flickr

Looking for a Leak by metrogogo, on Flickr

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Odds on them finding the Mary Rose?
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i don't know why, but i always imagined it to be deeper.
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Odds on them finding the Mary Rose?
Didn't she used to drink at The Opposite Lock?
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i don't know why, but i always imagined it to be deeper.
I used to think that about Terry Wogan...
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If they can find a leak in the canal, then they should be given the contract to fix Floozie.
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Old February 24th, 2015, 01:13 PM   #14
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I went past a area on the birmingham and fazeley canal yesterday that had been drained between 2 locks.
This was the locks from aston junction to Salford junction. There was no workers or equipment around, Only a man getting a old bike out. Anyone know what this is for? I try and grab a photo today I be passing through later.
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Is it possible that the leak is affecting the abandoned Five Ways to Granville St tunnel that we were discussing in the 'old railways' thread?
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Old February 24th, 2015, 03:43 PM   #16
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Heres where it was but its filled in now.


The bike the man was getting no idea why he wanted it.
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Old February 24th, 2015, 10:02 PM   #17
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Took these today of the disused tunnel.

It's shorter than I thought.


Not sure if the water is canal water. Quite a lot of it.



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Old February 25th, 2015, 12:58 AM   #18
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A few pictures of the drained section of canal, at a guess the average depth of water in the canal is about 5 foot, which is deeper than I thought it would be. Whats interesting now is how they find and repair the leak.

Looking for a Leak by metrogogo, on Flickr
Is this section going to go through a total clear up to find the problem then?
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Old February 25th, 2015, 01:31 AM   #19
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HU that is the reason why it is being drained. Leakage into old railway tunnels.
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HU that is the reason why it is being drained. Leakage into old railway tunnels.
I know, I wondered if it was that one specifically, but it's obviously not.
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