Contemporary Fuel by Narrowboat Carrier

(Coal, coke, smokeless and in some cases diesel and logs)

Thomas Clayton livery FMC livery
Alton *
Upper Peak Forest Canal and summit level of Macclesfield Canal
Bridgewater Canal (this is a wide beam craft)
Upper Peak Forest Canal and Macclesfield Canal
Archimedes & Ara
Grand Union Canal, London area
Ascot ** & Beverley
Grand Union Canal, Milton Keynes area
Bletchley & Argos +
Grand Union Canal, Berkhamsted area
Draco +
Grand Union Canal, Long Buckby area and Leicester section
Shropshire Union Canal
Fenny +
Trent & Mersey Canal, Northwich area
Gosport +
Kennet & Avon Canal, Newbury area
based at Alvecote, Coventry Canal
Grand Union Canal, East London area and River Lee
Indus Too *
Grand Union Canal, Soulbury and Leighton Buzzard area
Trent Lock and Long Eaton area
Jubilee +
Grand Union Canal, Stoke Bruerne and Blisworth area
Mountbatten & Jellicoe * ***
Grand Union Canal, Braunston area
Newdigate ****
Grand Union Canal, Long Itchington area and Oxford Canal
Nuneaton & Brighton
Rivers Thames and Wey
Roach *
Staffs & Worcs, Shropshire Union, BCN mainline and Worcs & Bham Canal
Stokie No 1
Gloucester & Sharpness area
Grand Union Canal, Boxmoor area

Reproduced from an article by David Blagrove in Waterways World - Nov 2004

Samuel Barlow livery Cowburn & Cowpar livery

Notes, not exhaustive, added Nov 2011

+ May no longer be trading fuel.

* I have purchased fuel from these boats in the past in pursuance of my philosophy: "Use it or Lose it".

** I owned Ascot for a short period in the late '70s!

*** John Forth passed away 3-4 years ago and his wife Madeleine is not carrying on the business.

**** Ivor & Mel retired recently and both boats are currently for sale.