At the Foxfield Railway’s 2008 gala, Portbury paid a visit and was given the chance to attack the famous 1-in-19 to 1-in-26 Foxfield Bank, the climb away from Foxfield Colliery itself.
Youtube user ‘Pennysteam’ was there to capture the event (If you like railway videos, be sure to subscribe to pennysteam as their footage is spectacular)
Part 2, Portbury ascends the gradient again at around 5.20:
Posted in 2000-2009, Past Special Events and Charters, S3 'Portbury' (Avonside No. 1764) |
Tagged 2008, bank, coal, colliery, foxfield, freight, goods, gradient, locomotive, portbury, railway, steam, steam locomotive, wagons |
Today’s Throwback Thursday post – back in September 1997, ‘USA’ tank 30075 (Built in 1960 in Yugoslavia to a WW2 design) ran some photo charters.
Ian Silvester took this video, and has given permission for it to be reproduced here.
Posted in 1990-1999, Bristol Docks, Past Special Events and Charters, Visiting Locomotives |
Tagged 1997, 30075, Bristol Harbour Railway, charter, freight, goods, locomotives, tank, usa, wagons |