• About polunnio.co.uk

    Founded in 2010 in the Chippenham, Wiltshire, area of the UK, polunnio was created to publish relevant history books, and to make relevant resources available to a wider audience. To learn more click on ‘About us’ on the menu at the top of the page.

    Chippenham site from the air, 1973
  • Current Publications

    Click on ‘Publications’ in the menu above to learn more about our in-print publications.

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  • New Projects

    polunnio is always open to new publishing ideas that are relevant to our particular area of interest. Click on ‘New Projects’ in the menu above to learn more.    

    Building the Painting and Plating Shop
  • Research Resources

    This site is home to links, photo galleries, documents other information relevant to the social and industrial history – and some more general railway signalling information. Click on ‘Research Resource’ in the menu above, or on the links on the left of the page.

    Research Lab, 1950s
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September News: Publication date for ‘Speed with Safety’ second edition

After nearly a year of hard graft, much editing, layout, photographic processing and further research we are thrilled to announce that the second edition of ‘A Hundred Years of Speed with Safety’ is now at the printers, and should be available from 6th October 2014. The tragic loss of our co-editor, Stuart …

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Thomas Haywood and Sons

Thomas Eli Haywood – TEH – is a name long associated with railway signalling. Thomas gets an honourable mention in both the WB&S history books, both for his remarkable drafting skills when working for McKenzie & Holland in Worcester, and for his photograph of the Chippenham site (below) some time …

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New Photo Gallery: Model Railways

We’ve added a new photo gallery, looking at the intricate and complex model railways assembled at the Chippenham site during the 1980s. These were created to support training of Operators and Maintainers – and were magnificent! Click here to visit the page.

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IRSE Publish Centenary Textbook

The great signalling engineers of Westinghouse and its Constituent Companies have had a long involvement with the Institution of Railway Signal Engineers …

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Westinghouse Power Frame List Added

Three new pages have been added today, giving the ‘complete’ (subject to the vagaries of WB&S numbering) list of Electropneumatic, Electric and …

Chippenham site from the air, 1973

About polunnio.co.uk

Founded in 2010 in the Chippenham, Wiltshire, area of the UK, polunnio was created to publish relevant history books, and to make relevant …

140914-internet-front-cover

Current Publications

Click on ‘Publications’ in the menu above to learn more about our in-print publications.

Building the Painting and Plating Shop

New Projects

polunnio is always open to new publishing ideas that are relevant to our particular area of interest. Click on ‘New Projects’ in …

Research Lab, 1950s

Research Resources

This site is home to links, photo galleries, documents other information relevant to the social and industrial history – and some more …

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