of Vulcan Works, Newton-le-Willows
1955 English Electric took over the Vulcan Foundry Co Ltd.
1962 New wholly-owned subsidiary formed: English Electric Traction to bring all English Electric's railway-related activities under one management. These included The Vulcan Foundry, Robert Stephenson and Hawthorns and W. G. Bagnall.
1963 Formation of English Electric Diesel Engines Ltd
1970 The Vulcan works still produced diesel engines under the name Ruston Paxman Diesels, which operation had been moved from Lincoln. Output was mainly for marine and stationary applications, but the company was the engine supplier of choice for British Rail Engineering for locos built at Doncaster and Crewe.
1982 Made a quarter of its 1,400 strong workforce redundant because of a depression in orders.
2002 Ruston Diesels was taken over by MAN B&W Diesel AG on June 12th 2000.
Sources of Information
- The Times, 5 May 1962
- The Engineer 1982/12/02