Docks Heritage Weekend 2014 – Photos and Video

Plenty of action on the dockside. 3 cranes in operation, along with the electric capstan shunting wagons. Actors from Show of Strength Theatre Company in character, loading demos, the Bristol Lorry, Portbury in Steam, and rides on tugboat John King to boot!

 

Here’s a video of the electric capstan winch shunting demonstration:

Click here to see the Bristol Post article of the event

‘MOGO’ Van Restoration – 5

The first coat of gloss is going on the van, while the new doors are being made in the workshop.

New door being made up

New door being made up

Old door to be used as a template

Old door to be used as a template

Gloss coat in evidence

Gloss coat in evidence

Saturday evening - the van was sandwiched between Portbury and Henbury in the shed, quite a squeeze!

Saturday evening – the van was sandwiched between Portbury and Henbury in the shed, quite a squeeze!

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‘MOGO’ Van Restoration – 1

One of the railway’s goods wagons is currently having a bit of TLC. This van has previously been the victim of graffiti tagging, and while the worst was quickly cleaned off, the remnants were still visible.

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It’s Bristol Harbour Festival this weekend! The railway will be in operation both days. Various ships are arriving at the docks, including this tugboat.

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