The Wolverton to Newport Pagnell Branch, by Bill Simpson
Book published by Lamplight, 144 pages. Paperback (N4874)
Brand New Book
From the rear side cover: Few lines could have been more affectionately regarded then the branch line from Wolverton to Newport Pagnall, with its train - 'The Newport Nobby'. This was in no small part due to its use as daily transport to 400 men at Wolverton Carriage works. This book tells the history of the line, together with personal accounts, and more than a hundred photographs, diagrams and timetables.
The branch line was only a four mile route from Wolverton to the small town of Newport Pagnell, and there were just two stations along the line - at Great Linford with access to the Grand Junction Canal, and at Bradwell. The line was intensively used by the thousands of men and the families working at the huge carriage works at Wolverton, which was originally established as a locomotive works by the London & Birmingham Railway, and development at the works continued with the London & North Western Railway, which built the town of Wolverton.
Also included in the book is a history feature of the Wolverton & Stony Stratford Tramway that served the works from the western side, as well as interviews with a number of former employees and local traders.