Docks Heritage Weekend 2014 – Photos and Video

A great look at this rather special harbour railway. The event marked the 40th anniversary of the last cargo ship leaving Bristol.

Bristol Harbour Railway

Plenty of action on the dockside. 3 cranes in operation, along with the electric capstan shunting wagons for the first time in preservation. Actors from Show of Strength Theatre Company in character, loading demos, the Bristol Lorry, Portbury in Steam, and rides on tugboat John King to boot!

Here’s a video of the electric capstan winch shunting demonstration:

Click here to see the Bristol Post article of the event

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