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Offline Margot

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« Reply #15 on: August 11, 2010, 10:31:40 PM »
This is a link to a wonderful site I found about Royal Trains! I was thrilled to see one of the carriages used by Queen Adelaide!!!!

Most of the pictures are of European Royal Trains but it is still a fascinating site nonetheless!


http://www.luxuo.com/events/the-royal-class-exhibition.html

Enjoy!

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« Reply #16 on: August 11, 2010, 10:50:22 PM »
Absolutely fascinating and beautiful and some were a little whimsical especially Queen Maria Pia, Portugal's train. Thank you so much for that link, Margot. That was an unexpected and refreshing surprise.

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« Reply #17 on: August 13, 2010, 11:09:58 PM »
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Personally I prefer rail travel myself, especially if I have my own en suite cabin. I have crossed Europe several time via rail,  And the next major journey will be London-Paris- St. Petersburg-Moscow. Not exactly "royal" but close enough!

Robert,

I'm dying to know if you have made this trip yet, it sounds to be a dynamite adventure! Would love to hear some of the stories... is there still risk of unsavory characters filling the compartments with sleeping gas at night and robbing you blind?

Details, please!

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« Reply #18 on: August 13, 2010, 11:33:37 PM »
wow Primrose, what novels have you been reading?

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« Reply #19 on: August 14, 2010, 12:30:50 PM »
Cold war and post-cold war spy stories in my youth... they made quite an impression!
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« Reply #20 on: January 17, 2012, 02:23:49 AM »








Some of the many royal carriages on display at york railway museum. The museum is situated close to york railway station and is free to enter.

Pictures 1 & 2        Victoria's Saloon
Picture 3               King Edward's Saloon
Picture 4               Queen Mary's Saloon

Offline Carisbrooke

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Re: The Royal Train
« Reply #21 on: October 02, 2012, 02:05:10 AM »
Queen Victoria's private waiting room, Riverside Windsor.




This station was in direct competition with GWR central, which also had a private waiting room. For more details of the two stations see the link below
http://www.thamesweb.co.uk/windsor/windsorhistory/brief.html  .........Link by Thamesweb

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« Reply #22 on: October 02, 2012, 04:26:09 PM »
I've seen the Royal carriages at the National Railway Museum in York. Such a pity nobody has thought to light them inside. Peering through the windows one cannot see the all fine, rich detail that these carriages exhibit, as the light is so poor.

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« Reply #23 on: October 03, 2012, 07:09:51 AM »
Yes it is pretty dark in there, as we can see from my photographs. I tried to get shots of the inside of carriages but none of my photos were usable due to the glare & poor lighting. Its all very atmospheric, but it certainly does not make for good photography.

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« Reply #24 on: October 04, 2012, 06:09:34 PM »
Yes it is pretty dark in there, as we can see from my photographs. I tried to get shots of the inside of carriages but none of my photos were usable due to the glare & poor lighting. Its all very atmospheric, but it certainly does not make for good photography.

Thanks Carisbrooke, my point exactly.

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« Reply #25 on: September 03, 2013, 02:34:50 AM »
THE ROYAL WAITING ROOM AT PADDINGTON STATION, PLATFORM 1

This station would be used by the royals to travel to Windsor & Eton Central. The Great Western Railway Memorial to the front of the building was added in 1922.

PADDINGTON STATION ROYAL WAITING ROOM  ..... a link by 20th Century London.
http://www.20thcenturylondon.org.uk/ltm-2005-3291