27 old textile mill engines, now fully restored to working order.
Volunteers from the Northern Mill Engine Society have rescued and restored 27 old stationary steam engines – some of the engines which once powered the cotton mills and woollen mills of the north of England. Most will be running in steam on these dates. Our collection includes two rare beam engines (the oldest is around 180 years old!) and a unique Bolton-built "non-dead-centre" engine. We have just rescued another very old and unusual engine from the scrapman. After lying in pieces in a field in Yorkshire for over 30 years, our volunteers have now restored it to working order. It will be running in steam in 2011 for the first time in 35 years.
|Operator:||Northern Mill Engine Society|
off Chlorley Old Road
Greater Manchester BL1 4EU
01204 846 490
|Open days:||Static: most Sun & Wed 1000-1600. Steaming Days: 5-6, 26-27 May; 25-26 Aug; 14-15 Sep; 28-29 Dec 1000-1600.|
|By Bus:||519 (from railway station), 126|
|By Rail:||Bolton / 1.5 miles|