Queen Adelaide's Saloon, NO. 2

Made:
1842 in London
maker:
London & Birmingham Railway

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L&BR Queen Adelaide's Saloon No. 2
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum
Science Museum Group Collection

L&BR Queen Adelaide's Saloon
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum
Science Museum Group Collection

Queen Adelaide's saloon built 1842 by the London and Birmingham Railway
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum
Science Museum Group Collection

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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Details

Category:
Locomotives and Rolling Stock
Object Number:
1983-7001
type:
railway carriage
taxonomy:
credit:
British Rail, Historical Relics
status:
Permanent collection

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