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Travelling in style: luggage racks and wall paneling in railway carriages

Archivist Alison Kay shares some beautiful designs from the Wolverton Works archive.

The Wolverton Works archive contains thousands of drawings of carriages and wagons including intricate designs of their interiors.  These fantastically detailed drawings give a taste of what it might have been like to travel in these luxurious carriages.

The details below are taken from drawings in the Wolverton archive and show finishing in carriage compartments found on luggage racks and wall paneling.  Can you imagine railway carriages being decorated like this these days?

Reference: WOLV 3158

Reference: WOLV 3158

Reference: WOLV 1608
Reference: WOLV 1608
Reference: WOLV 1608
Reference: WOLV 1608

 

Reference: WOLV 3158
Reference: WOLV 3158
Reference: WOLV 7892
Reference: WOLV 7892

You can come and see the Wolverton archive for yourself. The archive catalogue is listed on this page under ‘Wolverton Works’ and details of how to come and view material in Search Engine can be found here

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