Edward VII and Queen Alexandra, September 1906.
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Edward VII and Queen Alexandra, dismount at Newcastle upon Tyne station. Officials in uniform and formal dress are lined up to receive them. The platform has been decorated with banners and flowers. King Edward VII did not want to travel in the vehicles used by his mother, Queen Victoria and as a result only three new royal trains entered service during his brief reign, including vehicles still regarded as masterpeices of the coachbuilder's craft.