Barton Power Station

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Barton Power Station
Country England
Location Lancashire
Coordinates 53°28′23″N 2°20′56″W / 53.47302°N 2.348812°W / 53.47302; -2.348812Coordinates: 53°28′23″N 2°20′56″W / 53.47302°N 2.348812°W / 53.47302; -2.348812
Commission date 1923
Decommission date 1974
Thermal power station
Primary fuel Coal-fired
grid reference SJ768974

Barton Power Station was a coal-fired power station on the Bridgewater Canal in Trafford Park, near Eccles, Lancashire, England.

History[edit]

The construction of the station began in 1920 and operation began in 1923. The station's original equipment consisted of three Metropolitan-Vickers 27.5 MW turbo-alternators, nine Babcock & Wilcox chain-grate stoked boilers, Mather & Platt auxiliary equipment and British Thomson-Houston switchgear. The station supplied electricity to an area of 3,100 square kilometers and was one of the most advanced power stations of the time.[1][2] Coal was delivered to the station in barges, using the Bridgewater Canal.[1] The station was extended twice with Metropolitan-Vickers supplying a 40 MW generating set in 1928, followed by an additional 50 MW set in 1938.[3] The station was closed on 18 March 1974 with a reduced generating capacity of 69 MW. At the time the station was co-firing oil.[4] The station was then demolished in 1978 and 1979.[1] The first chimney was demolished in June 1979.[5] A B&Q store now stands on the site of the station.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Dave (2 January 2007). "Barton Power Station". http://citynoise.org/. Archived from the original on 20 December 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-22.  External link in |work= (help)
  2. ^ "Power Stations in Greater Manchester" (PDF). http://www.msim.org.uk/. 2001. pp. 1–2. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 March 2009. Retrieved 2008-11-22.  External link in |work= (help)
  3. ^ Frost, Roy; Neil Richardson (1993). Electricity in Manchester 1893-1993. ISBN 1-85216-075-6. 
  4. ^ Mr. Redmond (16 January 1984). "Coal-fired Power Stations". Hansard. Retrieved 1 September 2009. 
  5. ^ "Barton Power Station". http://www.trafford.gov.uk/. June 1979. Retrieved 2008-11-22.  External link in |work= (help)[permanent dead link]

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