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  The Hay Incline starts here on the Severn
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  • The Hay Incline starts here on the Severn - Ironbridge
      The Hay Incline starts here on the Severn
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  • Looking down the rails, toward the river - Ironbridge
      Looking down the rails, toward the river
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Blists Hill stands on a high hill over the River Severn. During the 19th century, in order to haul boats from the river up to the town, this system was developed. Steam power pulled each boat up a pair of wooden rails, altogether 350 feet--equal to 27 conventional locks. This ingenious system remained in use until 1894.

The points of contact are for the Ironbridge Tourist Information Centre.

Address: The Wharfage, Ironbridge, Telford TF8 7AW
Directions: Just outside Blists Hill Victorian town.
othercontact: Fax: 01952 884391
Phone: 01952 884391
Website: http://www.ironbridgeguide.info/ironbridge_tour/tour_17.shtml

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  • Written Jan 19, 2006
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