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Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee Saloon

REGAL RESTORATION!

  • 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

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.

QUEEN VICTORIA CHAMPAGNE BREAKFAST

Sunday 31st March – Mother’s Day

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Champagne and fruit juices, pastries, fruit salad and smoked salmon with cream cheese or ham on traditional Victorian muffins
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Hot beverages of fresh ground filter coffee or our local Yorkshire tea

All trains will depart from Bolton Abbey station at 9.30am.  The Queen Victoria Royal saloon will form part of the Dales Dining catering train and is expected to be pulled by steam traction.

PRICES

All food and drink included.

Adults £35.  Children (up to 15) £30.

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Choose ‘Mother’s Day’ on our ticketing website for the Queen Victoria Saloon tickets.

TRAVEL & TASTE IN HER MAJESTY’S CARRIAGE

Sunday 31st March – Mother’s Day

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

 

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

PRICES

All food and drink included.

Adults £75.  Children (up to 15) £45.

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Choose ‘Mother’s Day’ on our ticketing website for the Queen Victoria Saloon tickets.

QUEEN VICTORIA AFTERNOON TEAS

Sunday 31st March – Mother’s Day

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(All inclusive)

Hot beverages of fresh ground filter coffee or our local Yorkshire tea
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Delightfully fresh finger sandwiches (from our Afternoon Teas)
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Cream Tea (fresh scone served with clotted cream and strawberry jam)
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Refills of our tea and coffee available on the return journey
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Children have the option of a large cookie instead of the scone (most still opt for the scone!)
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Children can have fresh apple or orange juice (instead of tea/coffee) if they prefer

The train departs from Bolton Abbey station at 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.

PRICES

All food and drink included.

Adults £47. Children (up to 15) £41.

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Choose ‘Mother’s Day’ on our ticketing website for the Queen Victoria Saloon tickets.

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

0102030506

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