Sunday, 14 July 2013

Royal Train

Nothing understated about the Royal Train! I wonder if this was the locomotive that brought Queen Victoria to dinner in York in 1854? Rumour has it that she stopped to dine at The Station Hotel, a meal paid for by the city. At the insistence of some of the city counsellors the Royal Household was later sent a bill for the food. Victoria never visited the city again and the blinds of the Royal Train were always drawn as it passed through York on the way to Balmoral!


  1. Nice story which I can well believe.

  2. Tough when you can't afford a meal.

  3. I am so glad you have this beauty in your collection. It is a wonderful. I had fun once stepping inside, as a visitor to the museum, I might add :).


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