Historic England are leading the objections to the St Modwen plans to demolish Wolverton Railway Works and have said that they have been given consent to appear at the High Court to launch a Judicial Review against Milton Keynes Council planning decision. Please support Historic England in any way you can.
The Wolverton Works traverser in operation
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.
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.