The Royal Train & Wolverton Works 175th anniversary book official website


14 Milton Road

Willen Village

Milton Keynes MK15 9AD

ST. MODWEN PROPERTIES PLC (“St. Modwen” or “the Company”) update on Wolverton Works, September 2018

In August, Knorr Bremse AG announced that it is to sell Knorr Bremse RailServices Ltd to Mutares AG. The Wolverton Works site remains in the ownership of Key Property Investments Ltd (the joint venture company owned by St. Modwen and Salhia) and Knorr Bremse RailServices Ltd will remain the tenant and operator of the site. St. Modwen has held positive preliminary discussions with Mutares about their future intentions for the Wolverton Works site and looks forward to working with them to deliver the regeneration of the site, following the recently upheld planning consent. Will the Royal Train remain at Wolverton?  

Welcome to the Royal Train & Wolverton Works Official book website. The official 175th anniversary book is still available by emailing me at

Royal Trains have fascinated people worldwide for over 150 years as these rather special trains reflect social, royal and railway history across the world. 


Wolverton railway works in Milton Keynes has seen Royal Saloons built at the home of the UK Royal Train for just shy of 150 years. The Royal Trainshed is seen above along with the official plaque celebrating the 150th anniversary of Royal Saloons being based at Wolverton.


The author has given, and been booked to do many more talks about The Royal Train - please contact him for details. Talks can be from 45 minutes to 90 minutes and tailored to the audience. These reflect the contents of the official authorised 175th anniversary book about Wolverton Works entitled 'The Full Works'. Plenty of Royal Train anecdotes from those who worked on it are recounted!


The Full Works contains over 100 images over 68 pages documenting the history of Wolverton Railway Works and was published to mark the Works' 175th anniversary in September 2013. It contains previously unpublished details of the UK Royal Train and how its proposed privatisation in 1997 was prevented - by the author. An update is provided with every book sold keeping the story up to date. Over 1200 have been bought following continuing good reviews and feedback. These pictures show Royal Train at  Wolverton.


Rights the keyring for Queen Adelaide's and Queen Victoria's Saloons and left a Southern Railway Royal Train made up of Pullman carriages.

Please note that all images on this site and in the book are strictly copyright protected but may be purchased up to A3 size using professional printers, paper and inks. Please visit the shop page for details.

web book cover will provide the latest news on demolition progress and other Wolverton related news and archives. Click on the above link to visit the site. The Judicial Review Ruling now uploaded. Site last updated on 16 September 2018.

The Full Works is the official Wolverton Works 175th anniversary book and includes an in-depth look at The Royal Train. It retails at £5 plus £1.50 P&P from: Phil Marsh, 14 Milton Road, Willen Village, Milton Keynes MK15 9AD.


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The Royal Saloons alongside McConnell Drive in Wolverton and the Morris Minor that I drove into the Royal Train shed in Nov 1997 for my day on the Royal Train when I had to place a value on it and to decide whether to privatise it - or not. Details are in The Full Works book.

Please email me on to order or come to any talk I'm giving.

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A new talk about rail travel on the London and Birmingham Railway was unveiled on 10 April at the Milton keynes Museum. It has been complied 100% from primary sources.