LSWR Saloon No. 17

Present Location: Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway

Designed for LWSR

Built 1885

Notes 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.

You can now ride in the Stately Trains' Queen Victoria Royal Saloon on Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway.

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.