The Trainmakers: The Story of Wolverton Works 1838-1981 (Bill West)

The Trainmakers: The Story of Wolverton Works 1838-1981 (Bill West) soon to be presented for sale on the first-class BookLovers of Bath web site!

Published: Buckingham: Barracuda Books, 1982, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Contains: List of subscribers; Black & white photographs; Diagrams; Maps to the endpapers and blanks; Frontispiece; Plans;

From the cover: In 1838 the London-Birmingham railway was opened and the L & NWR Company was in business. Wolverton was the halfway house, where engines changed and passengers refreshed themselves. The Directors located their locomotive repair shop there. Thus was Wolverton Works born.

The new works manufactured the little Bury 0-2-2 engines, then Bloomers, large Bloomers and extra-large Bloomers. From the start, innovation and excellence were the hallmarks of this new tradition of craft and industry in North Bucks.

In 1877 the emphasis changed to carriages, and out of the constantly changing operation and fast growing new town emerged a stream of rolling stock to spread across the railways of the world including Royal Trains galore. With the LMS takeover,…

Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Edges of the text block lightly spotted.

Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 175 pages. Index. 10½” x 8¼”.

Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I fascinate you with a carefully selected medley featured in my Business History (Individual Firms) catalogue?

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