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Free event: Coming Home From the Front Line – wartime ambulance train travel

The National Railway Museum archive and library collections reveal what it would have been like for patients, doctors and nurses to travel on ambulance trains during wartime. The below image shows a basic ambulance train; sometimes these were nothing more … Continue reading

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Textile design and ‘re-branding’ the railways

The Wolverton Works archive documents the design and manufacture of carriages and wagons, the design process was not limited to the carriages themselves but also the intricate decor inside. The Wolverton Works drawing collection contains examples of carpet designs for … Continue reading

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Travelling in style: luggage racks and wall paneling in railway carriages

The Wolverton Works archive contains thousands of drawings of carriages and wagons including intricate designs of their interiors.  These fantastically detailed drawings give a taste of what it might have been like to travel in these luxurious carriages. The details … Continue reading

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‘Slick Silent Switches’: fittings and flourishes from the Wolverton Works

The Wolverton Works archive contains drawings of early locomotives, carriages and wagons, it also contains images of intricately designed fittings. These fittings show off the glamour of travel in early 19th century railway carriages as well as the proud and painstaking … Continue reading

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Diagrams, deers and decor: lighting represented in railway engineering archives

The Wolverton Works archive contains thousands of drawings of carriages, wagons and early locomotives.  It also, rather surprisingly, contains a large number of light fitting designs. This is because as well as just the engineering of the vehicles, the works … Continue reading

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Displays & exhibitions in Search Engine

Last week, Alison mentioned the royal train related material which was going on display over the weekend to mark the Royal Wedding. Below are a few images of the exhibits that were on show for visitors to browse – including posters, drawings and photographs. Display of Royal train … Continue reading

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Royal records from the Wolverton Works archive

As the Royal Wedding draws closer, it’s the ideal time to highlight some royal records from the Wolverton Works collection. The Works manufactured royal trains, including those preserved here at the Museum. (See the previous blog post about the Wolverton … Continue reading

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