Rolls-Royce started to produce diesel engines in 1951.
Initially, these were intended for heavy tractors and earth-movers but, later, they were installed in lorries (e.g. Scammell), railcars, diesel multiple units and Sentinel shunting locomotives. The railcar engines were often used with Twin Disc torque converters which were built by Rolls-Royce under licence from the Twin Disc Clutch Company of the USA.
Rolls-Royce took over Sentinel's Shrewsbury factory for diesel engine production in 1956.
In 1998 Perkins took over Rolls Royce Engines, to form Perkins engines (Shrewsbury) Ltd.
- Rolls Royce C6SFL 6-Cylinder Four stroke diesel engine. This was a gear driven SuperchargedS engine producing 180 hp at 1800 rpm. These were fitted in Vickers VR.180 crawler tractors built from 1952, at the Scotswood factory on Tyneside.
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