Henbury Overhaul Update – November 2020

Henbury’s overhauled rolling chassis has now been reunited with the boiler, allowing re-assembly to continue.
In order to do this, the temporary track was extended out of the workshop, and a commercial crane was employed to turn the frames through 90 degrees and onto the quayside track. Portbury was able to bring the boiler on its trolley down to the quayside, where it was lifted into the frames. It was nearly dark by the time the operation was completed.
Lastly, Portbury took her old stablemate back to the running shed.


Photos courtesy Bob Edwardes, with thanks.

2 thoughts on “Henbury Overhaul Update – November 2020

  1. Superb sight at long last, I regularly check up on it over the career it had at the Port of Bristol Authority. I find it so interesting as it is a link with the past. I like hearing it moving about on the wharf running up and down.

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