Hornby OO R40437 L&MR No2 Queen Adelaides Saloon Coach

MRP £39.99

Next Warehouse Delivery: Dec 24
Must be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
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Queen Victoria’s aunt, Queen Adelaide, was the first member of the British Royal Family to travel by train from Nottingham to Leeds in 1840. In the same year, a carriage for her exclusive use was constructed by London & Birmingham Railway. The overall design was based on an 1837 coach that was intended for first-class passengers. The under frame of ‘Queen Adelaide’s Saloon’ No. 2 was constructed at Euston Works and the body was constructed by a coach builder based in Gough Street in London.

Described as a ‘bed-carriage’, it was purpose-built for Queen Adelaide so she could travel overnight and at long distances. Poles, webbing and stiff cushions were utilised to make up a bed at nighttime.

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