‘Teddy’ and ‘Judy’ are working again this weekend – Teddy is glimpsed here shunting on the quayside earlier today.
Steve Cockram took these great photos of the Harbour Festival weekend which not only show the attractions on show, but also showcase a lot of M Shed’s Bristol-built displays. He’s kindly given permission to reproduce the photos here, you can also check out his facebook page for more!
Youtube user Slam Door Media uploaded a video showing ‘Teddy’ on ‘Driver for a Tenner’ duties whilst Kilmersdon was running passenger services at the weekend. ‘Kilmersdon’ has now departed and ‘Teddy’ will be running passenger services
In addition to the Father’s Day Steam Up, the opportunity was taken to run a photo charter, organised by 30742 Charters and featuring ‘Teddy’ and ‘Kilmersdon’ in action, as well as ‘Henbury’ on static display.
Will Stratford was there to capture the occasion in these great photos.
Here’s what the M Shed Website has to say about it:
Give your dad a great day out with a chance to drive the steam locomotive Kilmersdon and the Fairbairn steam crane.
Take dad back in time to experience the power of steam with these legends of the past.
During your half hour slot, you’ll get instruction and tips on driving the locomotive Kilmersdon, an 0-4-0 Peckett built in 1929 and the Fairbairnsteam crane, built in 1875 by Stothert and Pitt.
The Fairbairn steam crane is the oldest surviving crane of its type in Britain and is a registered ancient monument.
After taking both machines for a spin, you’ll receive a certificate of achievement and a free drink and cake. You will also be have the chance to visit Teddy, an 0-4-0 Peckett built in 1941 and have a chat to the crew.
Friends and family can observe from the Brakevan where tea and cake can be purchased.
The exhibit is a hot and dirty environment so please wear suitable clothing and footwear. Please report to reception 15 minutes before your allocated time slot where a buddy will show you to the working area.
Steam trains will be in operation this coming Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday. Kilmersdon will be doing the honours, seen here looking very smart.
Note: I do apologise for previously publishing inaccurate information regarding operating days this year, this was a mistake which has now been corrected by linking through to the official M Shed page. Please note that this is an unofficial blog site maintained by a volunteer, and that the best place for information on opening times and events is the M Shed website.