SJ8397 : Planet, Museum of Science and Industry

taken 7 years ago, near to Rusholme, Manchester, Great Britain

Planet, Museum of Science and Industry
Planet, Museum of Science and Industry
This working replica of the Planet locomotive was built in 1992 by the Friends of the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) in Manchester, and is operated by volunteers to provide rides for visitors. Here it is pulling
1830s-style replica carriages.

Planet was an early steam locomotive built in 1830 by Robert Stephenson and Company for the Liverpool and Manchester Railway. The ninth locomotive built for the L&MR, it was Stephenson's next major design change after the Rocket.
The Science and Industry Museum, Manchester
The Science and Industry Museum in Manchester is a large museum devoted to the development of science, technology and industry. It places particular emphasis on Manchester’s achievements and contributions in these fields.

The museum was originally called the North Western Museum of Science and Industry when it opened on Grosvenor Street in 1969 (SJ8497 : The North Western Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester). Having outgrown its former site, it was moved to its present location in Castlefield, where it opened on 15 September 1983. It later became known as The Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) until its name was changed to the Science and Industry Museum in September 2018 to reflect it becoming part of the Science Museum Group.

The museum is housed in five listed buildings on the historic site of Liverpool Road Station which was vacated by British Rail in 1975. This station is the world’s oldest surviving passenger railway station; one of the original termini of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway, the world's first passenger railway.

The museum houses extensive displays on the themes of transport (railway locomotives and rolling stock, aircraft, and space vehicles), power (water, electricity, steam and gas engines), Manchester's sewerage and sanitation, textiles, communications and computing. There is currently no charge for entry to the museum.
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Sunday, 14 October, 2012   (more nearby)
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Monday, 15 October, 2012
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Historic sites and artefacts  Educational sites  City, Town centre  Railways 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8303 9785 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.6260N 2:15.4293W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8300 9786
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