The Queen celebrates the 175th Anniversary of the first Royal train journey
Published 12 June 2017
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh boarded the train from Slough to London Paddington to mark the Anniversary.
Queen Victoria wrote in her diary that the journey took only 30 minutes and that there was 'no dust or great heat,' revealing, 'in fact, it was delightful and so quick.'
The Queen took part in a naming ceremony as the train reaches its final destination of London Paddington – the two leading vehicles are to be called Queen Elizabeth II and Queen Victoria.