175th Anniversary of the First Royal Train Journey Thimble

£8.95
On 13 June 1842, reigning monarch Queen Victoria, became the first Royal to embark upon a train journey. A little nervous about the journey, she was reassured by her husband, Prince Albert and set off from Windsor Castle to Slough Station. The train had seven carriages and trucks, with the royal carriage placed in the middle of the train. The train departed at 12 noon and took 25 minutes to arrive at Paddington Station. 175 years later, Queen Elizabeth II undertook the same journey to mark the anniversary, although this trip only took 19 minutes. Joining the Queen and her husband Prince Philip, were descendants of Daniel Gooch who drove the original locomotive, Phlegethon.

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On 13 June 1842, reigning monarch Queen Victoria, became the first Royal to embark upon a train journey. A little nervous about the journey, she was reassured by her husband, Prince Albert and set off from Windsor Castle to Slough Station. The train had seven carriages and trucks, with the royal carriage placed in the middle of the train. The train departed at 12 noon and took 25 minutes to arrive at Paddington Station. 175 years later, Queen Elizabeth II undertook the same journey to mark the anniversary, although this trip only took 19 minutes. Joining the Queen and her husband Prince Philip, were descendants of Daniel Gooch who drove the original locomotive, Phlegethon.