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plaque: Babcock & Wilcox – Engineers / Babcock was established in 1881 as boiler / makers, opening a factory in Renfrew in / 1895. / For over a century steam was relied upon to / provide power for ships, cranes, workshops / and all manner of machinery. The steam / train presents a strong icon for energy, / durability and determination. / Babcock and Wilcox designed and / manufactured an enormous range of / engineering equipment, including nuclear / power stations and machine salvage apparatus / for raising the Mary Rose. / Howden Engineering specialised in tunnel / boring equipment which included supplying / machinery for excavating the Channel / Tunnel.