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|Watford Power Station|
|Location||Hertfordshire, East of England|
|Decommission date||apx 1990|
|Operator(s)||Watford Corporation Electricity Department|
|Thermal power station|
|Primary fuel||Coal, Oil, gas|
Watford Power Station was a coal-fired power station situated in Watford's Riverside area. The station was built by the Watford Corporation Electricity Department starting with the installation of cables in 1899 with completion around 1900, near the banks of the River Colne.
Watford is a town and borough in Hertfordshire, South East England, 15 miles (24 km) northwest of central London.
The Colne is a river in England which is a tributary of the River Thames. Just over half its course is in south Hertfordshire. Downstream, the Colne is the boundary between Buckinghamshire and London and finally between corners of Berkshire and Surrey. On leaving Hertfordshire, the watercourse splits off into several separate branches, a few of which rejoin it, and its main branch flows into the River Thames on the reach above Penton Hook Lock at Staines-upon-Thames.
The power station was built near the Watford and Rickmansworth Railway and a rail siding spurred into the site allowing coal to be brought in from the north Midlands. It appears the original coal-fired power station was a large gothic building with six chimney; this was utilised until 1968, when the operation became uneconomic and was converted to oil firing.
The Watford and Rickmansworth Railway (W&RR) ran services between Watford and Rickmansworth in Hertfordshire, England. The company was incorporated in 1860; the line opened in 1862. The Rickmansworth branch was closed in 1952, and the remaining line was gradually run down and eventually closed in 1996.
In the early 1970s the site was cleared for a new gas/oil-fuelled power station in 1974–78, but this was used only as a stand-by facility and this was also demolished, some time in the 1990s. The site is now used for step-down transformers.
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