14 Milton Road
Milton Keynes MK15 9AD
Gemini Rail Services has been formed to operate Wolverton Works and Springburn in Glasgow from November 2018. Knorr Bremse Rail Services Ltd accounts lodged at Companies House show that a loss in excess of £20million was reported in the five years of their oeration. We wish the new owners of the business every success. Website updated on 2nd December 2018.
The Royal Train heading north and south through wolverton in the snow with Prince Charles on board.
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 It contains previously unpublished details of the UK Royal Train and how its proposed privatisation in 1997 was prevented - by the author.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.
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.
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. A new Wolverton themed Royal Train talk is available for 2019.
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.
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 email@example.com to order or come to any talk I'm giving.