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).

Engine Arm Junction

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Engine Arm Junction.
180610-115023 – SP 02414 88963 – BCN-OML 04-860

A photo taken in the top lock at Smethwick looking along the Old Main Line of the Birmingham Canal Navigations towards Wolverhampton, with Birmingham behind the camera.

The Engine Arm starts under the towpath bridge to the left.

Oldbury Locks Junction

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Oldbury Locks Junction.
160422-125638 – SO 99426 89208 – BCN-TIT 08-590

The Old Main Line of the Birmingham Canal Navigations passes Oldbury Junction on its route from Birmingham to Wolverhampton.

The Titford Canal leaves at Oldbury Locks Junction and climbs through six locks to the highest level of the Birmingham Canal Navigations which is still navigable.

Brades Hall Junction

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Brades Hall Junction.
160408-115623 – SO 97919 90231 – BCN-OML 10-650

At Brades Hall Junction the Old Main Line of the Birmingham Canal Navigations (BCN) runs from Birmingham (behind the camera) to Wolverhampton (straight ahead).

Turning right under the towpath bridge is the Gower Branch which descends through three locks to meet the New Main Line at Albion Junction.

Tipton Junction

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Tipton Junction.
160409-105609 – SO 95171 91932 – BCN-OML 13-980

The Old Main Line of the Birmingham Canal Navigations passes Tipton Junction between Birmingham and Wolverhampton.

The Dudley No 1 Canal leads to Dudley Tunnel which has extremely limited headroom and most boats will not fit through.

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.