Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Midland Railway Royal Carriage, 1912


Since Queen Victoria's Reign, there has always been a Royal Train, the tradition continuing to today. This Royal Saloon was built in 1912 by the Midland Railway at Derby, and numbered 1910 as this was the year King George V, for whom the carriage was built for, was coronated. The interior was built by Gillows of Lancaster, including a smoking saloon built of English oak, a main saloon built with Cuban mahogany, and a boudoir made with satinwood.


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