Smethwick Junction

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Smethwick Junction Signpost.
180507-095536 – SP 02907 89001 – BCN-ML 04-300

The signpost at Smethwick Junction marks the three way junction.

To the left is the main line to Birmingham.  Straight on is the New Main Line to Wolverhampton and diverging is the Old Main Line of the Birmingham Canal Navigations (BCN).

Bromford Junction

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Bromford Junction.
090530-110920 – SO 99782 89886 – BCN-NML 07-810

The New Main Line of the Birmingham Canal Navigations (bcn) passes Bromford Junction as it provides one of the routes between Birmingham and Wolverhampton.

The Spon Lane Branch climbs through three locks to reach the Old Main Line of the Birmingham Canal Navigations at Spon Lane Junction.

Pudding Green Junction

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Pudding Green Junction.
160409-122142 – SO 98966 90668 – BCN-NML 09-000

Pudding Green Junction lies on the New Main Line of the Birmingham Canal Navigations between Birmingham and Wolverhampton.

The Wednesbury Old Canal starts at Pudding Green Junction and, with the Walsall Canal it meets at Ryders Green Junction, provides a route to Walsall.

Albion Junction

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Albion Junction.
160409-121057 – SO 98126 91100 – BCN-NML 09-950

The New Main Line of the Birmingham Canal Navigations passes Albion Junction between Birmingham and Wolverhampton.

At Albion Junction the Gower Branch heads off to reach the Old Main Line after climbing through three locks, including the only staircase locks on the Birmingham Canal Navigations.

Dudley Port Junction

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Dudley Port Junction.
110501-130452 – SO 97176 91596 – BCN-NML 11-020

We are looking down the Netherton Tunnel Branch on its way to Netherton Tunnel.

The Birmingham Canal Navigations New Main Line passes across the photo from Birmingham (on the left) to Wolverhampton (on the right).

Factory Junction

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Factory Junction.
110425-111530 – SO 95029 92693 – BCN-ML 13-465

The photo is taken on the Main Line of the Birmingham Canal Navigations with Wolverhampton behind the camera.

Straight ahead is the New Main Line towards Birmingham and diverging to the right is the Old Main Line to Birmingham.