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



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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!

Offices

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Engine Works

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Shearing Works

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Oxygen Thief

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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

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

Love photography Mattie nice job:thumb
 

clebby

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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

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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