Railway carriage, London & Birmingham Railway, Queen Adelaide's saloon, No 2, built in 1842. The under frame was built at Euston Works, the body was built by a coach builder in Gough Street, London.
Queen Adelaide’s carriage, London & Birmingham Railway No.2, built in 1842. This is the oldest surviving royal carriage, clearly related in its design to horsedrawn road coaches. It was built for the L&BR in the same year that Queen Victoria became Britain’s first monarch to travel by train. However, it was constructed not for her but for Queen Adelaide, Victoria’s aunt and the widow of William IV.
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