Queen Victoria's railway carriage, 1895.
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Queen Victoria's 1869 saloon, as photographed by Ronald Chapman in 1895. The carriage was very comfortable and luxurious. The Queen had day and night rooms within the saloon. 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.