SE2734 : Steam Locomotive "Jack" at Armley Mills

taken 6 years ago, near to Headingley, Leeds, Great Britain

Steam Locomotive "Jack" at Armley Mills
Steam Locomotive "Jack" at Armley Mills
The Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills has an extensive collection of standard gauge and narrow gauge railway rolling stock. A short display line is installed at Armley allowing some of the collection to run.

Jack was, an 0-4-0 steam locomotive. was built by the Hunslet Engine Company in 1894. It was acquired for preservation in 1957.
Leeds Industrial Museum, Armley Mills
The Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills is a museum of industrial heritage which includes collections of textile machinery, railway equipment and heavy engineering amongst others. It is housed in a Grade II* listed building which was once the world's largest woollen mill.

There have been mills on the Armley Mills site since the 17th century. These mills were destroyed by a fire in 1805 but they were rapidly replaced with the buildings which can be seen today. From the early 19th century Armley Mills became one of the world's largest woollen mills, continuing the city's cloth-making tradition until it closed as a commercial mill in 1969. The site was taken over by Leeds City Council and reopened in 1982 as a museum illustrating the industrial heritage of the mill itself and the city as a whole.
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Saturday, 25 May, 2013   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 30 May, 2013
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Historic sites and artefacts  Suburb, Urban fringe  Educational sites  Railways  Industry 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 2761 3416 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:48.1807N 1:34.9357W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 2759 3416
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