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Armley Mills Industrial Museum.

The Armley Mills - Leeds Industrial Museum is a museum of industrial heritage located in Armley, west Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. It includes collections of textile machinery, railway equipment and heavy engineering amongst others.

The Grade II* listed building housing the Armley Mills museum was once the world's largest woollen mill. The current structures were built in 1805 by Benjamin Gott and closed as a commercial mill in 1969. The buildings were taken over by Leeds City Council and reopened as a museum of industrial heritage in 1982.

Steam Collection

A Steam engine is in the collection

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Industrial collection

Several exhibits relating to Road building built by Local companies are in the collection.

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Railway collection

The museum has an extensive collection of standard gauge and narrow gauge railway rolling stock. The collection was started in 1956 when the Leeds City Museum acquired Barber from the recently closed Harrogate Gas Works Railway. A short display line is installed at Armley allowing some of the collection to run.


Name Builder Gauge Type Date Works number Photo Notes
Barber Thomas Green & Son 2 ft  (610 mm) 0-6-2T 1908 100px Tractor & Construction Plant Wiki:Requested images

ex Harrogate Gas Works Railway. Acquired 1956. Currently on long-term loan to the South Tynedale Railway
Jack Hunslet Engine Company 18 in (457 mm) 0-4-0WT to add Acquired 1957
Lord Granby Hudswell Clarke 3 ft  (914 mm) 0-4-0ST 100px Tractor & Construction Plant Wiki:Requested images

Acquired 1961
Junin Hudswell Clarke 2 ft 6 in (762 mm) 2-6-2DM 1930 D557 to add 300 hp McLaren engine. most powerfull diesel locomotive when built for use in Chile
Southam 2 Hudswell Clarke 1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in) 0-4-0DM 1942 D625 100px Tractor & Construction Plant Wiki:Requested images

Ex-Rugby Cement, Southam, Warwickshire
Cheetal John Fowler & Co 2 ft  (610 mm) 0-6-0 1923 sn 15991 Fowler no. 15991 - Cheetal - 0-4-0 tank loco at Armley Mills 2011 - IMG 2877.jpg Built for India
--- Hudswell Clark 2 ft 11 in (889 mm) 0-4-0 1932 D571 - Diesel tractor to add Worked in a quarry nr Skipton till 1960s
--- Hunslet unknown 0-4-0 1971 Prototype to add Prototype Electric loco built for South African subsidiary
Trecwn Hunslet 4 ft 8+12 in (1,435 mm) 0-4-0 1941 Diesel Shunter no. 2390 to add Built for War Department depot in Wales
Elizabeth Hudswell Clarke 4 ft 8+12 in (1,435 mm) 0-4-0 1958 Tank loco to add Worked till 1978 in Esholt sewage works running on wool grease
--- Robert Hudson 3 ft  (914 mm) 0-4-0 1929 Petrol tractor (now Diesel) to add Fordson Model N based ex Stanton & Staveley slate quarry
--- Hunslet(built) 2 ft  (610 mm) 0-4-0 1944 Diesel tactor to add Marketed by Robert Hudson, sold to War Dept
Capper Pass John Fowler & Co. 4 ft 8+12 in (1,435 mm) 0-4-0 1937 sn 22060 Fowler no. 22060 - 0-4-0 loco - Capper Pass at Armley mills 2011 - IMG 2898.jpg Shunter - worked at Capper Pass & Sons tin smelter till 1980
--- Hunslet unknown 0-4-0 1971 Prototype to add Prototype Electric loco built for South African subsidiary

Other engines exist in the yard behind the shed but identities unclear with several mine locos as well as full size examples half hidden in the under growth

See also

  • British narrow gauge railways


  • Thomas, Cliff (2002). The Narrow Gauge in Britain & Ireland. Atlantic Publishers. ISBN 1-902827-05-8. 

External links

Coordinates: 53°48′2″N 1°34′57″W / 53.80056°N 1.5825°W / 53.80056; -1.5825

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