SJ8397 : Steam Locomotive Pender, The Cab

taken 6 years ago, near to Rusholme, Manchester, Great Britain

Steam Locomotive Pender, The Cab
Steam Locomotive Pender, The Cab
Tank locomotive “Pender” was built in 1873 by Manchester’s Beyer, Peacock Company for use on the Isle of Man Steam Railway’s Douglas to Peel Line. After that line closed, the locomotive was fitted with larger water tanks so that it could be used on the Douglas to Port Erin line which had longer and steeper gradients. Pender was withdrawn from service in the 1950s. The locomotive left the island in 1977 and is now on show at the Power Hall at the Museum of Science and Industry as a sectionalised exhibition display. Some parts of the locomotive are missing LinkExternal link .

The building in which it is housed in is historically significant as it was originally built in 1855 for the London & North Western Railway Company as the shipping shed at the Liverpool Road Station, terminus of the World’s first passenger railway. It is a grade II listed building (English Heritage List Entry Number: 1291458 LinkExternal link Heritage Gateway).
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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