Operating days for 2016, Larry gets a new look

The planned railway operating days are now up on the M Shed website, click here to take a look!

Judy was out on the line today getting warmed up for the first operating weekend of the year – 19/20th March.

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Also out in the sun was resident front loader ‘Larry’, looking resplendent in a fresh coat of paint!

 

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End of Season – 2013

Today was the last day of operation for the M Shed working exhibits. ‘Portbury’, the steam tug ‘Mayflower’, and the steam crane were all in service.

Portbury was given a clean before collecting the passenger train.

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I spent the morning on the train – mostly trying to keep seats dry in between showers!

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The afternoon was spent dismantling the fence and gateway across the shed road, this is where the new access road is going to go. The point nearest the camera (To the now defunct line around the back of M Shed) is coming out and being replaced with plain rail and concrete sleepers.

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This cake was the best thing I’ve seen this year, made by Emily.

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At the end of the day, ‘Portbury’ pulled the goods rake out from the long siding and coupled the NE brake van to the passenger train…

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..before heading back to the shed.

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Services begin again in Easter, but there’s a lot of work to do in between now and then, so keep checking back for updates!

Alfred and Judy Operating Weekend: Highlights

Just a little compilation of photographs and video from 14th-15th September 2013, when Port of Par twins ‘Alfred’ and ‘Judy’ worked trains together with resident ‘Portbury’.

Here’s a few videos on Youtube of the trio in action:

Saturday’s operations by 47840chaser

theonlyadzrulz recorded Sunday’s workings

Sunday saw Portbury develop a small steam leak which should be fixed soon.

Shunting taking place on Friday in the pouring rain (A large roof hatch is good for visibility but not ideal for stopping drips!)

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Lastly, some photos from Sunday’s workings.

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A huge thanks must go out to all those involved in arranging for the twin engines’ visit.

Alfred and Judy’s Photo Charter

Bagnall locomotives ‘Alfred’ and ‘Judy’ took part in a photo charter with resident Avonside ‘Portbury’ on Thursday 12th September. Martin Creese of 30742 charters took the following images and has kindly given permission for them to be reposted here.

Portbury and Par Twins on the dockside






You can see all the pics on Martin’s flickr set here:

Along the harbourside

Additionally, flickr user ‘Mangotsfield Mike’ took some pictures of the prep, visible at the following link:
Alfred & Judy Bristol Harbour Railway

Finally, here’s a small clip of the two locos parallel running on the dockside.