|(c) Narrowboat Trust|
You know what they say about buses bunching. Well at the weekend I was just crossing the footbridge as Nuneaton and Brighton tied together turned right from the Thames/Isis into Sheepwash Channel heading for Isis Lock before splitting for the railway swing-bridge. What a marvellous sight.
And today, moored at Osney Island were Victoria and Archimedes, tied together and looking magnificent. Two pairs of coal boats in three days!
There's more coal now by river and canal through Oxford than by rail for the first time since about 1850 when the line to Banbury opened. This is because Didcot Power Station has closed as has Daw Mill Colliery. Water transport triumphed in the end!