SJ8397 : Museum of Science and Industry, Preserved Steam Locomotive

taken 4 years ago, near to Rusholme, Manchester, Great Britain

Museum of Science and Industry, Preserved Steam Locomotive
Museum of Science and Industry, Preserved Steam Locomotive
Agecroft No 1 was one of three outside cylinder steam locomotives built by Robert Stephenson and Hawthorns which were ordered by the Salford Corporation Electricity Department in 1948 to shunt coal wagons between the colliery and power station at Agecroft. After being retired in the early 1980s, the locomotive was saved from scrapping by being bought by a private owner. It was purchased by the Museum of Science and Industry in a dismantled state in 2008, where it underwent a 3-year restoration and is now housed in the Power Hall and used to provide steam train rides in the yard of the former Liverpool Road Station.

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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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Friday, 24 February, 2017   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 28 February, 2017
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Historic sites and artefacts  Educational sites  City, Town centre  Railways 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 830 978 [100m precision]
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