Fleet lists

Shropshire Union Railways & Canal Co

Famous Fleets feature article Issue 18 - Summer 2010

Boats joining the fleet from 1st January 1899

(m)motor boat 
(t)Trench boats 
(x)day boats operating on the Birmingham Canal Navigations
(w)wide boats, barges and flats

Notes: These list the known fate of the boats

*Fleet Numbers: Some of these have been assessed using the chronological sequence but many were derived from the Birmingham Canal Navigations gauging registers and others appear on photographs. Entries marked with an asterisk (*) have been verified. The wide boats were not incorporated into the chronological fleet numbering sequence.

Builders: The vast majority of the boats were built at the company’s own yards and principally that at Tower Wharf, Chester. A few were built elsewhere including ten by William Nurser & Sons at Braunston between 1911 and 1915 and another four by Lees & Atkins of Polesworth.