Ever wondered about the origins of the Bristol Harbour Railway, the traces of which you can still see on Harbourside (and indeed, which you can still ride on when the locos are in steam)? We have arranged a study walk along the line’s initial route, to be conducted by Society member and retired engineer David Blackburn (CEng, MI Gas Eng, BMet), who is a volunteer and walk guide for M Shed.
The walk will start from the ferry stop behind Temple Meads (where there is seating). After some history of the local area and the line, we will move on to the area behind the station and then follow the railway’s route via Pump Lane, St. Mary Redcliffe and Bathurst Basin, ending near the cranes on the harbourside. This is the end of the original line. We won’t be tracing the later continuation to Cumberland Basin and round to Canon’s Marsh, as this would take too long.
The walk will take place on Tuesday 27 September, at 2pm, and should last about 90 minutes. The starting point is the Temple Meads Ferry Stop.
Places are £5 each and numbers are limited to 25. Booking will be through the email which will be sent to members shortly.
[Featured image courtesy of the ‘Know Your Place’ team.]