Surrey Iron Railway pages added

The Surrey Iron Railway pages have now been added. This,with the McMurrays canal feature, covers the history and route of one of the earliest public railways between the River Thames and Croydon. SiR 1 – McMurrays Canal SiR 2 – Surrey Iron Railway SiR 3 – Through Wandsworth SiR 4 – Wandsworth to Earlsfield SiR 5 – Summerstown to New […]

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A look at the McMurrays Canal sites around Wandsworth

Youngs Ram Brewery in Wandsworth, closed in 2006. The canal basin was sited just behind the works’ iconic chimney. Site of the canal basin within the brewery in 2013 (Permission was allowed by security to take these pictures from just inside the brewery gates.) A comparision between today’s scene & one from the 1920’s showing the basin. The same building/windows […]

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The Surrey Iron Railway’s Wandsworth, or McMurrays, Canal

Allegedly claimed to be the shortest canal in London, but debatable especially with the modernised Grosvenor canal near Victoria, The sole reason for the existence of McMurrays canal was as a transhipment facility between barges and the Surrey Iron Railway of 1803. The Wandle is perhaps one of the better known waterways of London. It has always been popular for […]

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