Special Guest in September!

Queen Victoria and Mr Brown will be travelling in the Royal saloon on September 2nd, 1.30 and 3.00 departures from Bolton Abbey.  Her majesty will be pleased to receive fellow travellers.

Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee Saloon


From grounded wreck to Regal saloon: Watch the amazing under-cover, award-winning restoration of Queen Victoria’s Royal saloon on Channel 4 catch-up service ‘All 4’, and also the series finale at 7PM on Saturday 7th July.

Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway and Stately Trains are proud to offer the unique opportunity of a journey in Queen Victoria’s saloon.

Built for the London and South Western Railway’s Royal Train in 1885 it was altered to become Queen Victoria’s personal coach in her Golden Jubilee year, 1887.  She used it to travel from Waterloo to Gosport from where she journied on the Royal Yacht to the Isle of Wight to Osborne House.  Several European heads of state used the coach when making a state visit to Britain.

Following Queen Victoria’s death in 1901 it continued in Royal use for several years before being converted to a family saloon and eventually being sold as a body by the Southern Railway in 1930.  From then until the 1980’s it was a home for a gamekeeper before being moved to various sites for preservation.

Restored by Stately Trains at Embsay in 2017 it is being used on special trains to give passengers a taste of 19th century Royal travel.

Passengers may enjoy an assortment of delicacies that were Queen Victoria’s favourites while sipping a glass of champagne.  This is truly a unique opportunity and passenger numbers are limited to 16 per train.  The coach is also available for parties, weddings and corporate charter.


(All inclusive)
Enjoy food and drink that Queen Victoria loved while travelling through the Yorkshire countryside at the speed she preferred.  A truly unique experience!  Each of the food items will be 2-bite nibbles fit for a Queen!


Champagne, wine and whisky, selection of cordials

Smoked haddock and Gruyere, Parma ham and quails eggs, Yorkshire pudding and roast beef, smoked salmon, cream cheese and caviar (and more)
Pastries, ‘fancy breads’ sugared almonds (and more)
Coconut and pineapple slice (and more)

  • Transport Trust award winner
  • Subject of Channel 4’s Peter Snow’s Great Rail Restoration
  • The coach is also available for parties, weddings and corporate charter by telephoning Stephen or Jenny Middleton 01423 561965 or contact us using the form at the bottom.


Sunday 8th July, Sunday 19th August, Sunday 2nd September, Sunday 30th September

All trains will depart from Bolton Abbey station at 12:00, 13.30 or 15.00.  The Queen Victoria Royal saloon will form part of the Dales Dining catering train and is expected to be pulled by steam traction.


All food and drink included.

Adults £75.  Children (up to 15) £45.


Queen Victoria’s Royal Saloon – Weddings or Private Charter Enquiry


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