20th March 2013 - Bend in the Tracks.
This is the Great Hay Incline Plane. Located on a short stretch of the Shropshire Canal that linked the industrial area of Blists Hill at the top of the Severn Gorge with the River Severn at the bottom. It was in operation from 1792 to 1894 and enabled canal barges and narrowboats to be transferred 207 ft up a 1 in 4 gradient on wheeled cradles.
This area of the gorge is prone to subsidance and earth movement which I guess has caused the tracks to bend.
Thank you for all of the comments yesterday.