Monthly Archives: June 2013

A fish-eye view of Mallard

Today’s guest blog has been written by Vancouver-based photographer Derek Hayes. He’s one of many ‘Mallard 75 pilgrims’ travelling from all over the world for next weeks celebrations. Below he takes you through his novel idea for a unique photo … 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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A spittoon fit for a royal saloon.

Recently, the Wolverton Works archive has been audited by a group of volunteers, and I thought I’d share one of our more unusual finds. The Works manufactured royal trains and luxurious carriages for the very wealthy, including some of those … 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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