LMS tug Sandbach

Published: 12:44PM Jan 20th, 2011
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THANK YOU for publishing a photo of my LMS tug Sandbach in OG 251, although I confess to being a little disappointed in its slight description.

LMS tug Sandbach

The below the waterline icebreaking shape of Sandbach.

Sandbach was built as an Icebreaker/Tug in 1946 by Yarwoods of Northwich for the LMS railway for use on the Shropshire Union Canal. Only two were built and as the other, Beeston, is now languishing on the bank at Ellesmere Port derelict, this leaves Sandbach as unique.

She has worked all her life and even today helps to earn her keep on general towing duties. I am attaching a couple of photos, one of which shows her recently at work and the other illustrating her below waterline icebreaking shape.

George Boyle,
via email.

 

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