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

Address.

14 Milton Road

Willen Village

Milton Keynes MK15 9AD

cleekrail@btinternet.com

ANNOUNCEMENT! Phil Marsh is delighted to have John Kitchen, Wolverton Works artist in residence, with him at the Great Linford Community Fun Day on Sat 7 July. Follow this link for details: www.great-linford.gov.uk/events/community-fun-day/

The Full Works book will be available at £5 and photographs of the Royal Train and the Works also available in addition to John's artwork.

Welcome to the Royal Train & Wolverton Works Official book website. The author is looking forward to seeing the Channel 5 Royal Train documentary he has been assisting with. No transmission date yet though!    

The Royal Train is shunted every couple of weeks by Gemini Rail Services' staff within the Works to keep it serviceable. They also trip it in and out of the Works to Haversham Bank or the Centre Sidings depending on the length of the train.

 

Images show the RT inside the Works and passing through Wolverton. And a Royal visit in 1948 by Princess Elizabeth.

 

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 150 years this year. The corner  of the 1869 Saloon is on the left.

 

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 It contains previously unpublished details of the UK Royal Train and how its proposed privatisation in 1997 was prevented - by the author.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.

 

Right is the keyring for Queen Adelaide's and Queen Victoria's Saloons

 

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.

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www.wolvertonworksonline.co.uk provides the latest news on Planning and any demolition progress and other Wolverton related news and archives. Click on the above link to visit the site.  Site updated 1 June 2019.

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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 stabled outside at Wolverton and the Morris Minor that I drove into the Royal Train shed in Nov 1997. This was 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 cleekrail@btinternet.com to order or come to any talk I'm giving.

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