Barges filled with coal, about 1900. Note the tipped coal cars pouring their loads into barges at the right. The canals had declined rapidly when the railways arrived However, canals were still used for the transportation of coal and minerals, and in many instances were still making a good profit. Photograph and text courtesy of the National Railway Museum. [Click on image to enlarge it.]

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Last modified 14 October 2016