Tuesday, 11 February 2014

E is for Engineer Wharf

Engineer Wharf viewed from a train on the railway viaduct between Romiley and Marple.

Engineer Wharf is situated on the north side of the Peak Forest canal, close to the foot of Marple Locks, and it contained the canal company's workshops dating from 1825. These included a blacksmith's forge and a carpenter's workshop where replacement lock gates were made.

A Tithe Map of 1850 shows the wharf prior to the construction of Marple Viaduct by the Sheffield and Midland Railway Company, which carried their line over the river Goyt as well as over the wharf.

More information can be found on the PittDixon website.

The canal has just been carried over the valley of the river Goyt on an aqueduct after which it progresses through the Marple Locks, a series of 16 locks and one of the steepest flights in the country.

A contribution to Our World Tuesday,
Outdoor Wednesday,
Water World Wednesday,
and ABC Wednesday.


  1. Interesting shot
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  2. Great shot from a moving train!

    abcw team

  3. Great name for the wharf and Excellent shot from the moving train.

  4. Good capture! I wouldn't have thought it'd be from a moving train.

  5. Great shot and interesting piece of history too!

  6. Good to get this last century railway information, and as others have said, a wonderful shot from a moving train....

  7. Those boats look to be in various stages of dereliction. The old photographs in the link are interesting, I'm always impressed by aqueduct engineering.

  8. I've been through a lock in a small private boat. It was an interesting experience to be lifted up to continue on our way. - Margy

  9. Interesting pic, looks like there could be some work to do there.
    All the best Gordon.