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Wolverton


Wolverton

MDRS party ready for the off, Wolverton Works, 21 January

Wolverton Works is the oldest railway works in existence, albeit the site is now only used for the maintenance and refurbishment of rolling stock by Railcare. The MDRS was fortunate enough to secure a visit to the site on 21 January. The participants are seen here being briefed by our guide at the start of the tour.

(Tim Speechley)

Wolverton Railcare 08629, Wolverton Works, 21 January

The works had various items of rolling stock receiving attention. However due to an agreement with the work's customers we were only allowed to photograph Railcare's own vehicles. Here is one of their 08 diesel shunters.

(Bob Mason)

Titchie, Wolverton Works, 21 January

For moving vehicles in and out of buildings the works uses a small shunter appropiately named "Titchie"

(Tim Speechley)

LNWR Bloomer, Wolverton Works, 21 January

One of the unusual items inside the works was this replica of LNWR Bloomer 670 built in 1991 for display outside Milton Keynes Central station and is awaiting relocation either at the works or the Milton Keynes Museum.

(Bob Mason)

Stony Stratford Tram, Milton Keynes, 21 January

After the tour, the party moved on to the aforementioned museum which has an excellent transport exhibition. The centrepiece is this tramcar from the Wolverton & Stony Stratford Tramway, the last steam worked tramway in Britain.

(Bob Mason)

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