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    Arrow Wolverton Works - February 2013


    Been wanting to go here for years, so it was good to finally get for a look around this small part of the once massive Wolverton Works. Having closed in the 90's, the place still sits there pretty much as it was left in BR days. The site has some pretty impressive natural decay, including floors dodgier than Cane Hill's ever were!

    Wolverton railway works was established by the London and Birmingham Railway Company in 1838 at the midpoint of the 112 mile-long route from London to Birmingham. The new towns of Wolverton and New Bradwell were built to house the workers and service the works. A total of 166 locomotives were built at Wolverton, the last of them in September 1863. In 1862 a decision was taken to concentrate locomotive work at Crewe, and in 1865 Wolverton became the LNWR Carriage Works. It became the largest carriage works in Great Britain.

    Today, part of the original works site has become a Tesco supermarket, while other parts are being developed for new housing. Railcare operates a full-scale train maintenance, repairs and refurbishment works at the western end of the site.


    DSC_0109 by Goldie87, on Flickr




    DSC_0124 by Goldie87, on Flickr


    Store by Goldie87, on Flickr


    Helmet by Goldie87, on Flickr


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    Steam by Goldie87, on Flickr


    Columns by Goldie87, on Flickr


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    BR Leaflets by Goldie87, on Flickr


    Ivy by Goldie87, on Flickr


    Stairs Sign by Goldie87, on Flickr

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    Like the look of this un! Think i might go take a look... Nice set!
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    Very nice!

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    thats awesome

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    great stuff, not seen anything from here for a while
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    Totally stunning set of pictures. Top job Mr Goldie.

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    nice report. must be 7 years since ive been there. glad to see not much changed other than the size of the Bhuddlea

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    Looks interesting. Nice shots :)
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    sweeet!!!!!

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    That's a fine report mate, and a grand looking explore :)

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