NT0576 : Union Canal

near to Old Philpstoun, West Lothian, Great Britain

Union Canal
Union Canal
It looks rather as if the canal is in a cutting here, but in fact the canal pre-dates the banks on either side. The banks are bings of spent shale from the Philpstoun oil works which operated on the north side of the canal from 1883 until 1931. A tramway carried the waste material across the canal on a bridge to the large bing on the south (left in this view).
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Sunday, 2 December, 2012   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 4 December, 2012
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Quarrying, Mining  Derelict, Disused  Waste, Waste management  Canals 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 0575 7676 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:58.4727N 3:30.7081W
Photographer Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 0594 7672
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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