The Queen's First Trip by Railway

"The Queen's First Trip by Railway. 1842. Illustrated London News. Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham.

"Queen Victoria, abundantly attended by fashionably dressed ladies, took the special train from Slough to Paddington Station on the Great Western Railway line, the whole journey having taken a mere 25 minutes (time of arrival being 12:25 P. M.). Her subsequent trip by four-horse carriage (brought from the Royal Mews at Pimlico) from the station and through the London streets to Buckingham Palace, in company with Prince Albert, took half-an-hour."

References

"The Queen's First Trip by Railway." Illustrated London News. (1842): 89.


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