Central Valve Steam Engine Willans & Robinson
(1901-present)

thing and steam engine

Aged 120

Commemorated on 1 plaque

Ian Rob on Geograph

Central Valve Steam Engine Willans & Robinson Built in 1901 at Rugby, this 140hp three crank compound engine was in service for 57 years. Willans engines ran at 350 to 500rpm and could be direct-coupled to generators. In 1892 they accounted for 68% of all electricity generated in Britain, dominating this market until the advent of steam turbines.

Alstom Power, Willans Works, Newbold Road, Rugby, United Kingdom where it sited