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Category Archives: Trains and the royals

The royals and trains…Queen Elizabeth II and family

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The Diamond Jubilee is still going on, and to celebrate we’re continuing our series about royals and trains by jumping forward in time to see how Queen Elizabeth II and her family have given railway travel their seal of approval.

Read on to find out more about Her Maj’s train journeys. And check our journey planner for cheap train tickets before you next take to the rails.

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The royals and trains … King Edward VII

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Queen Victoria may have been the first UK Monarch to travel by train – but her son, King Edward VII continued to give rail travel the royal seal of approval.

Read on to find out more about King Edward VII and his rail connections. And check our journey planner for cheap train tickets before you next head off somewhere by train.

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The royals and trains … Queen Victoria

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The royals have had a love affair with the railway since the 19th century, when Queen Victoria – the first English Queen to celebrate a Diamond Jubilee – headed off on the first ever regal train journey.

Read on to find out more about ‘the grandmother of Europe” and her railway connections. And check our journey planner for cheap train tickets before you next head off somewhere by train.

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