Guy V (photos courtesy of Adrian Watts)
The first photograph illustrates the complex loading infrastructure. In the background a CDA awaits unloading, while in the middle ground a lorry is unloading what I assume to be bagged clay.
The crane utilises the original rail permanent way with two redundant sidings underneath.
The second photograph shows one of the barrier wagons, used in this case as purely a reach wagon.
Barrier wagons were once numerous on the network and often formed a barrier from dangerous chemicals and explosives or conversion of coupling irregularities.
The barrier wagons at Carne Point were possibly constructed from the five redundant prototype CDA wagons which were withdrawn early on in production. In this view you can see approx a third of the fleet. EWS 08865 was resident pilot at this time, illustrated in photograph three which is unfortunately slightly obstructed by a ships mast.
Very best wishes Andrew
The first is the 12.32 to Cardiff showing the ongoing work to and under overall roof. The hoardings on the platforms do make moving around the station a little difficult at the moment but I’m sure it’ll be all worthwhile in due course.