Lister CS 6/1

Thanks to the Stationary Engine Mailing List, enthusiasm for particular brands of old iron are no longer confined by national or international boundaries. I needed some British iron as a souvenir of my trip to the UK in 2000. Disappointingly, but with lessons learned on all sides, the purchase of a Petter A1 fell through, and I started looking again. There was much talk of diesels on the mailing list, as three members had purchased Lister CS "clones", made in India, so a genuine Lister was placed high on the shopping list, along with a Petter M. So, Jim French went out shopping and on 29th January 2000, purchased a Lister CS 6/1 and a Petter M, both in running condition.

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These pictures were my first sighting of my new engine in January 2000

The Lister wasn't quite ready to rally while I was in the UK, but I was able to see it running at the French Brothers' unit, where it was being crated for its journey west.

In October 2000, I took it to the Fort Allan Antique Farm Equipment Association Apple and Arts Festival - seen on the right hand end of the row of engines.
As of summer 2002, it's in the workshop undergoing governor surgery.

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