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!
AEC Matador Timber Tractor at the entrance to the quayside
Portbury simmering away, visitors could take a look around the cab
Freshly painted MOGO
Twin crane action
Preparing the capstan
The Museum’s Bristol-built lorry
British Road Services Livery
Here’s a video of the electric capstan winch shunting demonstration:
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.
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.