Anson Engine Museum

Anson Engine Museum Gallery


Most viewed - Engines at the Museum
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Crossley plate on the 3bhp1169 viewsLarge engine displaying the Crossley plate - which was used in our 2006 brochure for the museum
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Martin who has carried out most of the cleaning and restoration of the Ruston VXA 1160 views
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Geoff with Mirlees No 11154 viewslast minute adjustments before the Exhibition begins.

This is the first engine every built in the UK (and only the 3rd ever built in the world). It was completed in November 1897 by Mirrlees, Watson, Yaryan & Company Limited in Glasgow.
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Series of photographs starting the 4L2 for the first time (7)1150 viewsafter its restoration work - just prior to the EHHS presentation May 2005
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Gardner family at the opening ceremony1143 viewsThe museum was priveleged to have so many members of the Gardner family present at the opening ceremony
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View of engine on top gantry1137 viewsthe pump is on the floor below
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This other Ruston engine replaced the other VXA that had failed years before1137 views
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Starting the engine1121 viewsGeoff in the process of starting the engine
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Series of photographs starting the 4L2 for the first time (6)1120 viewsafter its restoration work - just prior to the EHHS presentation May 2005
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Looking down the exhibition area towards Mirrlees No 11112 viewsFirst diesel engine ever built in the UK (in Glasgow) 1897. Also the 3rd ever to have been built in the world.
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Engine partly dismantled ready for transportation to Cheshire1109 viewsJanuary 1997
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Geoff says a few words at the presentation1095 viewsJust before the presentation of the EHHS plaque May 2005
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