British Waterways (as successors of the Aire & Calder Navigation) operated the extensive repair yard on the south side of the entrance from Goole Docks into the canal (site of the current Caldaire Terminal).
In 1970/1971 they built two small pusher tugs which were later used to assist with the movement of barges from the BACAT system (Barge Aboard Catamaran) which operated briefly from Hull from 1974. They were named FREIGHT PIONEER (1970) and FREIGHT TRADER (1971).
Both craft lying derelict at Waddington's yard, Swinton in December 2002 (photos by David Waller)
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