Alistair Grieve took these great photos at the recent night photo shoot with Portbury, and has kindly given permission for them to be reproduced here.
You can see all of Ali’s photos on
his smugmug site.
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The buffers have been removed from the Conflat, fresh timber added, and refitted.
The MOGO is currently housed in the engine shed while work continues on the roof. The van is pictured outside in the company of ‘Kilmersdon’.
South side of the MOGO with gloss coat on, and lettering applied. Nearly ready for the
docks heritage weekend.
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
Old door to be used as a template
Gloss coat in evidence
Saturday evening – the van was sandwiched between Portbury and Henbury in the shed, quite a squeeze!
A couple of shots from this morning showing the work done to smooth out the sides of the MOGO, where rotten wood has been treated and filled.
Also a view of the freshly painted underframes.
The doors on the South side have been removed for work. Note also the volunteers at M Shed have completely repainted the underframe of the wagon.
It’s coming on well. For comparison, here is a photo of the van from last year.
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A few pics of progress on the box van, now with more undercoat applied.
…and a bonus photo showing the progress on the Sugar Quay development.
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.