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Report - Wolverton Works, Milton Keynes, May 2014

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by Shagrat, May 22, 2014.

  1. Shagrat

    Shagrat 28DL Full Member
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    After two previous failed attempts to gain access to Wolverton Works Southside Assassin kindly offered to accompany me for a tour of the place which was greatly appreciated!

    Shortly after arrival a couple of secca rolled up, watched and followed us at a distance until we took a detour before returning to successfully gain entry. We had a good couple of hours roaming around inside this interesting place which has very precarious footings in many places as those who have been will know, but all good fun nonetheless :)

    Some history lifted from Wikki as follows:

    “Wolverton railway works was established in Wolverton, Buckinghamshire, by the London and Birmingham Railway Company in 1838 at the midpoint of the 112 miles (180 km)-long route from London to Birmingham. The line was developed by Robert Stephenson following the great success of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway line.

    The Victorian era new towns of Wolverton and New Bradwell were built to house the workers and service the works. The older towns ofStony Stratford and Newport Pagnell grew substantially too, being joined to it by a tramway and branch line (known as the "Newport Nobby"), respectively. The trams were also hauled by steam locomotives: the tram cars were certainly the largest ever in the UK and possibly the world. In modern times Wolverton railway works remains notable as the home of the British Royal Train but otherwise is very much reduced from its heyday.
    As of 2013, the facility is much reduced: a full-scale train maintenance, repairs and refurbishment works is operated at the western end of the site, the central area is derelict but slated for redevelopment, the eastern end is a Tesco store with canal-side housing development at the extreme eastern end.â€￾[/I]


    On to the photos. .

    This is track directly over the bridge built by Robert Stephenson built in 1838
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    thanks for looking :)
     

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  2. Southside UE

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    Nice one fella i enjoyed that write up, some decent shots there. Was good to meet ya
     
  3. Shagrat

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    Nice one mate, have to plan another day out soon ;)
     
  4. Shagrat

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    Haha, yeah them steps were a bit rusty ay lol ;)
     
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    Nice ones :thumb

    Seems a popular place this one with good reason, just the right amount of Derp & Danger as well it seems lol

    Make a good "Growing" shed i imagine :D
     
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    im a milton keynes dweller, always wanted to check these out, but never had the chance! the pics have inspired me though!
     
  7. Shagrat

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    Haha, there's loads of things growing in that place mate, it's like walking through the jungle in places. You gotta love the sounds of the rats arguing tho, well funny :D
     
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