The last steam engine to leave Bletchley Loco shed on July 5th 1965 (Accession Ref: RWS/P/142.).
Records in this Collection
An interview about life in Bletchley since the 1940s. Topics include study at Wolverton Grammar school, evacuees, Bletchley Park staff, social life and shopping, and changes to Bletchley in the 1950s.
Interview with a long-serving railwayman, topics including career progression, working as an instructor, Bletchley station, the Beeching cuts, the Royal Train and changes to the railways.
Interview with an engine driver who worked in London and Bletchley. Topics include the Royal Train, Bletchley Town football club and his childhood in London.
Interview with a long-serving railwayman, about his roles as porter, train reporter in the telegraph office, and in the workshop as cleaner, examiner and electrical maintenance.
Interview with an ex-train driver who joined the railways in the 1940s, and left in the 1950s. Topics include driving, Bletchley station and social life in Bletchley.
Interview with a long-serving railwayman; topics include Wolverton Works apprenticeship, technical details of trains and tracks, Bletchley station, the effect of the Beeching cuts and other changes, and the Royal Train.
Interview with a resident of Fenny Stratford and Bletchley since 1940; topics include his memories of Bletchley Station and its staff, local shopkeepers and companies who used the railways for freight.
An interview with a railway cleaner and fireman from 1964 to 1967. Topics include training, working hours, the links system and the skills of a fireman.
Interview about steam engines, and local and national railway travel.
Interview with a Bletchley resident who worked in the Railway Signals Department for a period. Topics also include memories of Far Bletchley and it residents.
Interview with the wife of a Bletchley railwayman, about her memories of travel on the railways.
Interview with a long-serving railwayman about his career on the railways from 1942 to 1991, including life as a call boy, fireman, engine driver and train crew Manager. Topics include working conditions, dangers, accidents, and driving the Royal Train.
Interview with a long-serving railwayman about his careeer on the railways from 1935 to 1982, including life as an engine cleaner, fireman and engine driver. Topics include working conditions, dangers, accidents, the Beeching cuts and the Royal Train.
An interview with a railwayman who served in Bletchley from 1962 to 1967, starting as an engine cleaner. Topics include wages and working conditions, the Railway Club at Bletchley, the Great Train Robbery, and the transfer from steam to diesel and electric engines.
Interview with a ‘second man’ who worked for five years on the railway in the 1970s. Topics include his memories of Bletchley station as a child, the ‘second man’ and engine driver roles, railway safety and the Railway Club.
An interview about life as a fireman and driver in Bletchley from 1955 to 1970. Topics include working practices, training to be a driver, pay rates and the Unions, and the transfer from steam to diesel and electric engines.
Interview with a long-serving railwayman who worked, mainly as a driver, from 1962 to 2004. Topics include working patterns and pay, the Bletchley Railway Club, unions, memorable incidents and attitudes of Bletchley staff: the ‘Wills and Won’ts’.
Interview with a railway employee who has worked as a senior manager based at Euston from 1970 to 2006. Topics include his career, railway communities, the railways in wartime, changes to railways since the 1950s and the importance of future development.
An interview covering memories of the wife of a signalman in Bletchley from the 1950s onwards. Topics include memories of Bletchley, living at Railway Terrace, family holidays by train, the Great Train Robbery and the Beeching cuts.
Interview with a railwayman whose career was based in various parcels offices.
Interview with a Woburn Sands resident and brickworks employee about his memories of local railways from the 1940s onwards. Topics include his memories of Woburn Sands, railwayfreight in wartime and changes to the railway system.
Interview with a railwayman who began his apprenticeship in 1948. Topics include post-war accommodation for railway workers; apprenticeships, safety and dealing with incidents; social activities; Bletchley Station buildings and their redevelopment; the change to diesel and electric; the British Transport Pension Federation.
An interview about attending events at the Bletchley Railway Club as a family.
A brief interview about Bletchley station, the Bletchley to Bedford line and ‘Newport Nobby’.