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RH094: Queen Alexandra's Funeral Train from Wolferton, November 1925.

  • RH094:  Queen Alexandra's Funeral Train from Wolferton, November 1925.

NEW APRIL 2022.  Queen Alexandra was the wife of Edward VII, who was King from 1901 until 1910. She died of a heart attack while at Sandringham on 20 November 1925.

A train was hastily arranged to bring King George V and Queen Mary "and the remains of Her Majesty Queen Alexandra" back to London on Thursday 26 November 1925. This is the special notice for that train.

Its three pages go into a lot of detail. We are told the full make-up of the train, including numbers - the coffin went in van 10237. Detailed working timings are provided from when the empty train left Kings Lynn to take up its journey from Wolferton to Kings Cross. Instructions are given as to how the unadvertised train was to fit in with the rest of the traffic on what was otherwise a normal working day.

From Kings Cross the empty train would be taken back to Stratford. At Finsbury Park van 10237 was to be detatched and, under the care of a GWR Inspector, Queen Alexandra would proceed to Winsdsor for burial beside her husband in King George's Chapel there.

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