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Stoppages on the Gower Branch of the New Main Line (BCN)

A map of the Gower Branch of the New Main Line (BCN)

The map displays a range of services available on the Gower Branch of the New Main Line (BCN). Simply click the box next to any service being displayed in the Map Key on the left of your screen.

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A brief history of the Gower Branch of the New Main Line (BCN)

Canal Details
Canal length : 0.5 miles
Locks : 3
Boat Length : 70ft
Width : 7ft ins

The Gower Branch is a half-mile canal that links the New Main Line Canal (on the Birmingham level, 453 above sea level, to the Old Main Line Canal on the Wolverhampton level, at 453 feet above sea level.

There are 3 locks, the Brades Locks, that traverse the 20 foot difference between the 2 canals.

The Gower Branch allows traffic from the Netherton Tunnel to directly access either the Old Main Line Canal or the New Main Line Canal.

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