14 Milton Road
Milton Keynes MK15 9AD
After the Covid cancellation of the Royal Train talk in September, Wolverton & Greenleys Council is looking at how we might do the talk in a virtual way. When the arrangements have been made, details will appear here and on @marshrail twitter account.
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 approaching Wolverton from the north passing through Wolverton heading for the Centre Sidings just south of the station. This provides access into The Works
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 It contains previously unpublished details of the UK Royal Train and how its proposed privatisation in 1997 was prevented - by the author.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 1500 have been bought following continuing good reviews and feedback.
There will not be a reprint!
Kindly note that all images on this site
and in The Full Works may be purchased
up to A3 size printed 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. Below, The Royal Train in 1970 at Wolverton and instructions for The Queen's visit to Wolverton in April 1966 plus from John Kitchen a Royal Shunter from 1993. Site updated 29th September 2020.
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.
Prince Charles in a new train on 21 February 2020.
In November 1997 I spent a day on the Royal Train when I had been instructed 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 protected] to order or come to any talk I'm giving.
Royal cufflinks belonging to who?