Monthly Archives: April 2011

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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Edward Bawden, printmaker

This week I came across this fabulous linocut depicting Rocket, by the artist Edward Bawden CBE, RA (1903 – 1989). It takes such a great amount of skill and a very gifted eye to condense a complex thing like a … Continue reading

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King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry gets closer

Whilst much of the workshop team is engaged in Flying Scotsman’s push to completion at York and Bury, another significant project moves towards an exciting milestone. Our Deltic, Number 55 002 “King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry” (KOYLI for short), has … Continue reading

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Flying Scotsman – the boiler goes on

We reached a huge milestone in our restoration of Flying Scotsman a week or so ago – the restored boiler was fitted to the chassis. We tweeted about it on the day at the Flying Scotsman Twitter feed, but now … Continue reading

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