SJ8397 : North West Electricity Board Lorry at The Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester

taken 2 years ago, near to Rusholme, Manchester, Great Britain

North West Electricity Board Lorry at The Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester
North West Electricity Board Lorry at The Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester
This interesting vehicle, dating from the 1960s, is partly tucked away below one of the former railway viaducts at the former Liverpool Road Station (now the Museum of Science and Industry) site and is possibly overlooked by many visitors. Itís a shame it isnít displayed in a more prominent location.

The vehicle (reg DTA 983C) is carrying the livery of The North West Electricity Board, which later became NORWEB (in 1990). It is a 1965 AEC Mercury 12 Ton lorry and carries a Centrax Generator Unit.
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 Manchesterís 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 worldís 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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Date Taken
Wednesday, 30 August, 2017   (more nearby)
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Friday, 1 September, 2017
Geographical Context
Energy infrastructure  Historic sites and artefacts  Roads, Road transport 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 830 978 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.6476N 2:15.4023W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 830 978
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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