The Forth and Cart Junction Canal

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The Forth and Cart Junction Canal

Postby cell » Sun Nov 17, 2013 3:17 pm

This might be common knowledge but it came as a bit of a surprise to me, it’s not often you find a canal in Scotland that you’ve never heard of especially one in Glasgow, so I thought it was worthy of a topic.

From Wikipedia “The Forth and Cart Canal was a short 0.5-mile (0.8 km) link canal which provided a short cut between the Forth and Clyde Canal, at Whitecrook, and the River Clyde, opposite the mouth of the River Cart. It was intended to provide a transport link between the town of Paisley, the Firth of Forth and Port Dundas, Glasgow, without having to go via Bowling, some 7 miles (11 km) downstream on the Clyde. The Forth and Cart Canal was closed in 1893. Railway works destroyed most of it soon afterwards”
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forth_and_Cart_Canal
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Re: The Forth and Cart Junction Canal

Postby Icecube » Sun Nov 17, 2013 8:37 pm

Nice one Cell.

Interesting to note that the Forth & Clyde Canal in effect had three sea locks when the cut was open.

Definitely a bit of Hidden Glasgow, well done.
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Re: The Forth and Cart Junction Canal

Postby banjo » Mon Nov 18, 2013 11:51 am

that would have ran between whitecrook st and argyll rd then.of course agyll rd was called canal st and was a continuation of cart st with glasgow rd running through them.makes sense.im born and bred in whitecrook and have never heard of this.thank you cell. :D
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Re: The Forth and Cart Junction Canal

Postby moonbeam » Mon Nov 18, 2013 9:23 pm

There is a photo in Clydebank library of the canal at its junction with the Forth & Clyde Canal.
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