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


14 Milton Road

Willen Village

Milton Keynes MK15 9AD


Photo sales

All the photographs on this website and in 'The Full Works' are available for purchase. They are printed using professional epson equipment, inks and paper.


7X5 = £1.50 each plus £1.50 P&P.

A4 = £4. Each plus £2 P&P.

A3 = £7.50 each plus P&P. Please ask for details, as this will depend on delivery method.  Can deliver locally to avoid possible postal creasing.


NOTE: P&P is the same for up to 5 prints if ordered together.


All images in the book and on this website are protected by copyright.

Wolverton Works and Royal Train talks The next talks are as follows:


14 January at Milton Keynes Museum. This will be a brand new talk which will look at the buildings that make up today's Wolverton Works plus how huge scale demolition took place 30 years ago to make way for the Tesco development. This will feature a high proportion of previously useen images including inside the derelict buildings.

6 Feb 2020 Houghtons and Brafield History Society

1st September in Newport Pagnell. The London and Birmingham Railway, its construction and operation.


Phil Marsh, often accompanied by Wolverton Works' experts, gives special talks which can be structured to the audience and available time and can last between 45 and 120 minutes. These make a great opportunity to buy The Full Works and professional quality images dating back to the 1860s.


The talks have three main subject areas: The construction of te London and Birmingham Railway and an illustrated rail journey in 1838 from Euston to Birmingham via Wolverton, the history of the Wolverton Royal Train, the history of Wolverton Works including its contribution to the war effort.

All talks are digital and require a projector to plug in to the laptop.  If your organisation would like a talk, please contact Phil Marsh on 07810 556252 or be email on

Above shows todays Royal Train inside Wolverton Works. Below, an inside look at The Royal Train 70 years ago thanks to John Peters. The ironing board achieved fame at the launch of The Full Works when Leo Coleman regailed the audience at Milton Keynes Museum about why Queen Elizabeth was not amused with it on the 1977 Royal Train. This will be told at all talks in memory of Leo - including the Royal ironing board story!


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