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British Waterways Carrying Fleet

This section contains information about some of the boats built for the various nationalised bodies from the late 1940s onwards:

BTC - British Transport Commission (1947)
D&IWE - Docks and Inland Waterways Executive (1947)
BTW - British Transport Waterways (1955)
BWB - British Waterways Board (1963)

Our shop sells a book, Too Many Boats, in the Robert Wilson series about the BW narrow boat carrying fleets.

Content is still being added from various sources.  Please contact us if you have information that does not appear in this section.