Queen Victoria’s train journey recreated to mark 175 anniversary

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The Queen participated in celebrations held to mark the 175 th anniversary of the first train journey of Queen Victoria from Slough to Paddington on 13 June 1842 on the Great Western Railway.

Duke of Edinburgh joined the Queen in the 19-minute journey on the new Intercity Express train.

Recalling her train journey, Queen Victoria wrote in her journal, "It was delightful and so quick. It took us exactly 30 minutes going to Paddington, & the motion was very slight, & much easier than a carriage, also no dust or great heat."

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