When a member of the Royal family gets on a train, they neither have to struggle for any seat or stand in the passageways as they have their own Royal Train. The Train was launched in 1942 with its luxurious carriages for Queen Victoria. The train was described as a small moving Buckingham Palace.
The Train features a smoking room, 12 seater dining room, and bedrooms. The royal train was launched as Queen Victoria did not like traveling by coaches and from then the Royal Train was used by the Royal family for their holidays and to travel in style.
The meals for the Royal Family are cooked by the kitchen staffs in huge amounts. There is also a list of up to 150 drivers of the Royal Train and only they are allowed to control the train.
Scroll down and take a look at some of the pictures of the rooms of the Royal Train below!
1. Smoking Room
The smoking room was built for Edward VII. The green velvet and the dark wood with the container of port indicate that the room was made for men to go after dinner.
Queen Victoria’s father George V decided to change his dressing room into a washroom in the year 1915, with a bathtub. This bathtub was the first bathtub to be introduced on a train in the UK.
3.Queen Victoria’s Saloon
The Saloon room was used by Queen Victoria on her first journey on the Royal Train in 1842. The saloon has been renovated now but the blue theme of the room and the furnishing are still the same.
The 12 seater dining room in the Royal train is serviced by the kitchen staffs who travel from the Buckingham Palace with their families. The staffs serve meals which fit the Royal family.
5.Queen Elizabeth’s Saloon
Queen Elizabeth’s quarters were updated in 1997 and was donated to the National Railway Museum. Presently, inside of the Queen’s carriage is 75 feet long and is covered with pictures and paintings of Scotland and carpets.
6.King George’s Bedroom
Queen Mary supervised the renovations on the Royal Train. The inside of the train had electric lights fixed along the sides of the cooling fans. The King and the Queen’s bedrooms were of the same design except that Mary had Pink covers and cream colored curtains.