First Westinghouse 501G Being Shipped from Hamilton Works


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First Westinghouse 501G Being Shipped from Hamilton Works

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First W501G


Energy--United States


The first Westinghouse 501G (W501G) gas turbine being shipped from Hamilton Works in Hamilton, Canada, around October of 1998. This photograph was taken just after Siemens acquired the Westinghouse Electric Corporation's Power Generation Business Unit (PGBU) and the temporary adoption of the name Siemens-Westinghouse. The prototype Westinghouse 501G gas turbine was installed McIntosh Station in Lakeland, Florida and was first synchronized to the grid in April of 1999.

Originally called the Westinghouse Electric Company, George Westinghouse (1846-1914) founded his manufacturing company in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on January 8, 1886. In 1889, he renamed his business The Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company. Westinghouse's primary products include turbines, generators, motors and switchgear related to the generation, transmission, and use of electricity. The company changed its name to Westinghouse Electric Corporation in 1945. In 1981, the company began to relocate its division headquarters for the Steam-Turbine Generator Divisions from Pennsylvania (turbines from Lester and generators from Pittsburgh) to Orlando, Florida. The Power Generation Business Unit (PGBU) building was located in The Quadrangle, at 4400 Alafaya Trail. Originally, Westinghouse had purchased a large plot of land for future development that extended westward from Alafaya Trail to Rouse Road. The original headquarters was located on several acres of that land parcel close to Alafaya Trail.

As the PGBU grew in size, other buildings were rented and then, after PGBU was sold to Siemens Corporation, additional buildings were added to the complex. In 1994, after a major corporate management shuffling and commitment to change from an industrial manufacturing company to primarily a broadcasting/communications company, Westinghouse bought the CBS Network and changed its name to the CBS Corporation. As the PGBU grew in size, other buildings were rented and then, after PGBU was sold to Siemens Corporation in 1998, additional buildings were added to the Quadrangle.


Original color photograph: Private Collection of Harry L. Jaeger.

Date Created

ca. 1998-10


Jaeger, Harry L.

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Digital reproduction of original color photograph.

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Westinghouse Electric Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.




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1 color photograph




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Westinghouse Power Generation Canadian Division, Hamilton, Canada

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Copyright to this resource is held by Siemens and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.


Jaeger, Harry L.
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

"History." Westinghouse Nuclear.
"Westinghouse Power Generation Booklet." RICHES of Central Florida.


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