Smoking compartment in King Edward VII's Ro
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Smoking compartment in King Edward VII's Royal Saloon, no 800, L&NWR, 1903. Interior view of the royal carriage built for Edward VII (1841-1910) by the London and North Western Railway (L&NWR). This photograph shows a wine decanter, glases, and a cigar, resting on a small oval table in the saloon's smoking compartment. The L&NWR was formed in 1846 as a merger between the Grand Junction Railway, the London & Birmingham and the Manchester & Birmingham railways. It became known as the 'Premier line', and was the largest joint stock company in the United Kingdom.