SJ8397 : Crossley Regis BNF 685

taken 5 years ago, near to Rusholme, Manchester, Great Britain

Crossley Regis BNF 685
Crossley Regis BNF 685
This vehicle is on display in the Air and Space Hall of the Museum of Science and Industry.

By 1935 Crossley cars appeared old-fashioned and so Avon Motor Bodies was asked to design a new body shape. This was manufactured as a sports saloon fitted with a Coventry Climax 12-horsepower engine. Top speed was 66 miles per hour (106 kilometres per hour) at 21 miles to the gallon (7.4 kilometres per litre). About 1,050 Regis cars were made between 1935 and 1937. From 1938 Crossley built commercial vehicles only. This car cost £365 in 1935. By comparison, the Ford Model Y built at the new Dagenham plant cost £100.
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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Sunday, 8 January, 2017   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 6 June, 2017
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Roads, Road transport  Air transport 
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1935 
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