142078 Crowle 1 May 1999

142078 runs alongside the Stainforth & Keadby Canal at Crowle on 1 May 1999 with the 08:23 Sheffield to Scunthorpe Arriva Trains Northern service. The side of the canal had recently been stabilised with large rocks, giving a striking white edge to the water. Vegetation has long since covered this up. The Stainforth & Keadby Canal, which connects the River Don Navigation near Doncaster to the River Trent at Keadby, was opened in 1802. Although commercial traffic survived until relatively recently, it is now principally used for leisure traffic, although don't expect to see a procession of narrowboats like you would on the Grand Union or Oxford Canals!