Level Crossing Work 5

Cold January mornings give everything a glistening sheen of frost.

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A couple of pics showing level crossing construction progress.

Stone setts kept with new parking bays to the right

Stone setts kept with new parking bays to the right

Concrete complete - Almost unrecognisable from the scene a year ago!

Concrete complete – Almost unrecognisable from the scene a year ago!

 

The two steam locos were outside the shed this morning, Portbury was having her fire lit.

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TBT – Steam meets diesel on the wharf


In this photo found on the Bristol Railway Archive, ‘Henbury’ complete with full yellow end and bufferbeam, meets ‘Western Pride’ on Whapping wharf circa 1981.
The diesel loco is standing on what is now the long siding in the yard. This photo also illustrates the industrial backdrop of the early days of the Harbour Railway, quite a contrast to the contemporary view.

Whapping Wharf Building work update – March 2014

Work is forging ahead next door to M Shed, on the Wapping Wharf housing scheme. This includes the resurfacing of the square outside the engine shed, seen here:

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The disused loop line has been cut into for drainage.

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This scene is soon to change drastically, with the roadway being taken alongside the running line, to a new level crossing just out of sight.

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‘Container city’ on the right.

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