Wolverton Works online

Recording the history of the World's longest continually operating railway Works

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Wolverton Works will probably be demolished over the next three years or so unless the China Railway Rolling Stock Company becomes the Works' operator  benefitting from a lease negotiated to last up to 25 years if the rumours are true. No new major orders have ben announced for a long time now at Wolverton.

NOTE: You are legally allowed to take photographs from the public car park by the Community Centre/Bath House despite Knorr-Bremse security guards actions.

The Wolverton Works traverser in operation

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Traversers are used to move rail vehicles between workshops and despite what St Modwen contend, this is the most efficient way of shunting vehicles around the site. Any hew railway works will incorporate a traverser, as Hitachi has done at their new IEP factory near Darlington. These images show how a vehicle is moved and was a staged event for me in 2010 by Railcare.

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The last three owners of Wolverton works.

Alstom who bought the works to carry out remedial work to their new train fleets to enable them to achieve safety accreditation were followed by Railcare who failed to make a go of the place but engaged with the community followed by Knorr-Bremse.