Royal Train, 1900
3 2 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 24cm

Royal Train, 1900

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Royal Train at Aberdeen station, pulled by a 4-4-0 locomotive number 390, November 1900. The train was carrying Queen Victoria from Balmoral to Windsor castle. This was the last train journey that Queen Victoria made. She died 2 months later, in January 1901. Queen Victoria made her first journey by train in 1842, from Windsor to London. Travelling by train meant that the Queen could travel around Britain more easily and could show herself to her people. She could also write and attend to business while she was travelling as train travel was far more comfortable than a stage coach.

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