Neasden Power Station

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Neasden Power Station
Country England
Location Greater London
Coordinates 51°33′35″N 0°15′41″W / 51.5597°N 0.2613°W / 51.5597; -0.2613Coordinates: 51°33′35″N 0°15′41″W / 51.5597°N 0.2613°W / 51.5597; -0.2613
Commission date 1904
Decommission date 1968
Operator(s) Metropolitan Railway
Thermal power station
Primary fuel Coal-fired
Power generation
Nameplate capacity 20.5 MW
grid reference TQ2051286016

Neasden Power Station was a coal-fired power station built by the Metropolitan Railway for their electrification project. It was opened in December 1904. The Neasden site was alongside the Metropolitan Railways existing depot and workshops.

The station was commissioned in 1904 with three British Westinghouse turbo-generators rated at 3,500 kW each. Two 5,000 kW sets were added five years later. The station was further upgraded in 1912 when the original turbines were replaced.[1]

Along with Lots Road power station, Neasden power station supplied the combined London Transport network from its formation in 1933.

Coal for the power station was brought in by rail in trains run initially by the MetR using its fleet of steam locomotives and then by the LNER after June 1935.

The power station ceased generating in 1968.


  1. ^ The Engineer, 9 February 1912, page 154

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