NB "James Loader" BW 67459 - Historic Narrowboat Tug
James Loader in the livery of Leonard Leigh Limited - Tug with BW Number 67459 - Seen here on the Oxford Canal in early October 2010
Previously a BCN Tug, built in 1946 by J Worsey of Walsall as a 40ft (12.19mtr) tug Length with a beam of 6ft 8in (2.04mtr) and draft of 3ft (0.91mtr)
Originally constructed in wood of oak on elm. NB James Loader was Leonard Leigh's Tug No 8, currently in private ownership. The latest engine is believed to be a 28hp Gardner 2LW. The boat has been much restored.
James Loader is a nice clean looking historic narrowboat, whose owners obviously care!
Seen here towing NB Butty Betelgeuse in the livery of Phobox Limited, Braunston with which she is currently paired. Betelgeuse has BW Number 52374.