Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Consall Forge.


We had bought a postcard with this view of a boat moored with the steam train going over the bridge with the Black Lion pub in the background. Luckily a boat was just leaving so we were able to moor here and were able to re-create the scene. We trundled over the level crossing to sample the the local ales on offer at the Black Lion Inn which has a good view of the railway.

IMG_0052As you can see here at Consall Forge Station the canal runs right alongside the railway. This station is half way between Cheddleton and Froghall.

IMG_0056    IMG_0057 Station Master

All the stations were kept in immaculate condition by the volunteers and the staff were all wearing smart uniforms. The gardens were full of little flowers, Tomatoes plants and Runner Beans. refreshments were being served from a trolley as there was no cafe at this tiny station.


IMG_0059 Consall Forge

We left under the bridges carrying the rough track and the railway which were rather a tight squeeze, with a challenging right turn after them. Consall Forge was so named after the three large limekilns that stand right beside the canal.

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