• 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

    So far two books associated with the polunnio project have been published, both on the subject of Chippenham’s Westinghouse Brake & Signal Company. Click on ‘Current Publications’ in the menu above to learn more.

    WB&S in Chippenham in Photos
  • 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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March News: Speed with Safety Second Edition on its way

As mentioned in the January news update on the Polunnio site, we’ve been working hard to create the Second Edition of O S Nock’s “A Hundred Years of Speed with Safety”. Created in 1981 to celebrate the passing of 100 years since the foundation of the Westinghouse Brakes Company in …

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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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Polunnio Publication at Siemens ‘Day One’

Gordon Wakeford Managing Director of Siemens plc Infrastructure & Cities division uses a copy of ‘WB&S in Chippenham in Photos’ during his speech welcoming Invensys Rail employees at Chippenham into the Siemens fold on May 2nd. Gordon was making a point about the history of innovation within both companies and the proud …

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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 …

WB&S in Chippenham in Photos

Current Publications

So far two books associated with the polunnio project have been published, both on the subject of Chippenham’s Westinghouse Brake & Signal …

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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