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6201 Princess Elizabeth

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The 6201 ‘Princess Elizabeth’ was built in November 1933 at the Crewe Works of the London, Midland & Scottish Railway (LMS), and named after the eldest daughter of the Duke and Duchess of York, who after the King’s death in 1952 became our present Queen, Elizabeth II. 
 
In November 1936 in an attempt to upstage their rival’s on the East Coast route to Edinburgh (The LNER), the LMS broke a World record for long distance high-speed steam passenger trains, when over two consecutive days, Princess Elizabeth hauled eight carriages non-stop from London Euston to Glasgow Central and back again at an average speed of 70.15mph, a record that still stands.
 
On out 75th VE Day Commemorations & 40's Steam rail holiday you will begin your nostalgic journey aboard the 6201 Princess Elizabeth the moment you join at us at your chosen departure point. Take a seat in one of the lovingly restored carriages dating from the 1950’s and 1960’s, Pullman 1st Class and Standard Class.
 
Pullman Class offers guests a roomy and comfortable environment to enjoy their journey whilst enjoying an at seat dining service including brunch on the outward journey and an evening meal on the return. Standard Class seats are in roomy carriages which offer splendid views through large picture windows. A buffet service is available on board. 
 
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Image credit: John Cooper