Wolverton Works online

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

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IMPORTANT NEWS ON GALLERY PAGE POSTED 12 SEPTEMBER 2017. 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! A brilliant film of the Works is on utube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zq1UxLVq-sI.

These pictures were taken at the end of 2015 inside the derelict buildings on an official visit to Wolverton Works accompanied by Knorr-Bremse staff by invitation. Despite local media comments that all artefacts have been safely removed, stored or donated to Milton Keynes Museum, reports from urban explorers posted on social media suggest otherwise. The derelict appearance of the buildings follows over 35 years of disuse and consequential neglet but the fabric of the buildings is structuraly sound although the roof has been allowed to fall-in by St Modwen and their tenants over this period.

 

This neglect now means that St Modwen can claim there is only one economic option, demolition of this Conservation Area. These images show the AC/DC switchgear, the patten shop along wth hundreds of patterns and a wooden plastic moulding press.

 

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