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Report - Lister Petter / Lister Shearing - Dursley, Nov 2014

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by Speed, Nov 9, 2014.

  1. Speed

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    A good two thirds of the former R. A. Lister engine works at Dursley were demolished in the early 2000s. What remained finally closed its doors earlier this year after both the diesel engine manufacturing and sheep shearing businesses (separate entities since 1998) were relocated. Robert Ashton Lister founded the original company in 1867 with the first diesel engines being produced in Dursley 62 years later. The company merged with Petters in the 1980s.

    The place was actually quite a surprise. The engine side of the site looked quite modern and i was expecting an empty shed inside. In fact there was some quite interesting bits to see. The test bed and dyno area was very intact and something id not seen abandoned before. The shearing side of the site was part of the original 1920s factory so alot different in feel. Not quite as much to see but not bad! We didnt manage to access the offices and see the famous board room but thats probably a good thing for its survival chances!

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  2. sirjonnyp

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    Re: Lister Petter / Lister Shearing - Dursley - Nov 2014

    Nice report Speed, like the avatar too :D
     
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    Re: Lister Petter / Lister Shearing - Dursley - Nov 2014

    Nice work, glad to see inside here.

    You must have seen the dyno area at Longbridge?
     
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    Re: Lister Petter / Lister Shearing - Dursley - Nov 2014

    Good stuff that is Speed. Proper good info too ;)
     
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    Re: Lister Petter / Lister Shearing - Dursley - Nov 2014

    Nice ones thanks for posting :thumb

    Remember coming here for a 2 day training course on Lister TS engines which was ironic, as we never fitted them in our Canal Boats in Yorkshire :D
     
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    Re: Lister Petter / Lister Shearing - Dursley - Nov 2014

    Never saw any engine stuff at longbridge. I failed there
     
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    Re: Lister Petter / Lister Shearing - Dursley - Nov 2014

    nice report mate!
     
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    Re: Lister Petter / Lister Shearing - Dursley - Nov 2014

    Love photography Mattie nice job:thumb
     
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    Re: Lister Petter / Lister Shearing - Dursley - Nov 2014

    Was a good trip, much much better than I was expecting inside. Fantastic pictures matey
     
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    Re: Lister Petter / Lister Shearing - Dursley - Nov 2014

    Lovely stuff as ever mate, well done! :)
     
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    Re: Lister Petter / Lister Shearing - Dursley - Nov 2014

    Looks rather nice there!

    Great report :thumb
     
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    Re: Lister Petter / Lister Shearing - Dursley - Nov 2014

    I have happy memories of Lister - one of their engines kept me going with electricity in the Australian outback. Great kit, never let me down.
     
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    Loving that villiers engine. Got some my self
     
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    nice sploor
     
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