Wolverton Railway Day

During the Victorian era, trains had to be inspected every 50 miles. The first passenger train from London to Birmingham therefore had to stop at Wolverton. Back then, the 112 and a half mile journey took five and a half hours.

The Victorian era “new towns” of Wolverton & New Bradwell were set up to house railway workers. Until quite recently, the Royal Train was kept at Wolverton.

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