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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2015 7:40 pm 
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Not Such Good news for some LNWR Heritage; lifted from the LinkedIn site.

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Peter S.

Wolverton Railway Works demolition plans announced

The World's oldest continuously open railway works, Wolverton Works, open since 1837 is owned by St Modwen who has Knorr-Bremse as their tenant successfully operating The Works. St Modwen have applied to demolish the Works and build up to 375 flats/houses plus a new purpose-built railway works for Knorr-Bremse. The Royal Train is based there, what will happen to it?
Read all about it at:
www.wolvertonworksonline.co.uk
http://www.rail.co.uk/rail-news/2015/Wolverton-works/


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2015 10:46 pm 
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Sad indeed Peter and something local people have fought against for several years. Note however part way down the press release that (my capitals)

"The Knorr-Bremse operation WILL CONTINUE at Wolverton but HALF OF THE EXISTING WORKS'S ENVELOPE will be turned over to residential and retail use, complemented by a heritage centre and extensive landscaping."

The heritage centre is not supported by the local museum who look on it as competition, and it is anyway miserly in size. It could be filled with LNWR tems alone several times over and of course to reflect the history of the Works it should include things like BR goods vans and LMS carriages, swelling the numbers and size still further.

Mike


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:51 pm 
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An appeal on the Philip Webb change.org site.

Do we help him?

Peter

"Guy's this is a shout out to anyone who has any photo's or documents of wolverton works or rolling stock within the works site. I am hoping to do an exhibition to show the history of the site and how important it is to keep the works. Any photo's of the buildings inside and out documents from the works photo's of people from the works or any from the wolverton park development etc all photo's and..."


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