Thursday, 28 June 2012

Hopper Barge, 1902

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This is a scale model of a Hopper Barge, depicting barges TIC 14-17, a series of four hopper barges built by Robert Stephenson and Company for the Tyne Improvement Commission between 1902 and 1910 which took the huge amount of material extracted from the river bed of the Tyne by bucket dredgers and took it out to be dumped at sea



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