Royal Train For Prince of Wales India Tour, 1905 Print.
Pages from the Engineering give details of the Royal Train For the Prince of Wales Tour in India. An interesting account of the Royal Train that was used for the tour in 1905. Gives general details, substantiated with pictures and diagrams. The envisaged royal tour began in November 1905 and concluded in March 1906.
The tour would cover a vast area of the Indian subcontinent. This newsletter specifies that the Prince and Princess of Wales will travel in an entirely new train. Constructed in the carriage-shops of the East Indian Railway at Liloah near Calcutta (Kolkata). The entire train was constructed by native labour under European supervision.
Further mentions that the train consists of nine saloon carriages. Consisting of- Royal Saloons 2., Staff Saloon 3., Dining 1., Kitchen 1., and Brake Vans 2. Each carriage is entered through a veranda, protected by gates and screens of hammered iron-tracery. The outside of the train is painted cream colour, with mouldings in maroon. The Royal arms are displayed at each end of each coach. Click on the photo for better view.
Did you know – the steam locomotive that pulled the train was also constructed in Liloah, Calcutta.
From the collection – Raja Ravi Varma’s Goddess Laxmi 2 Postcards., Farewell At The Gateway of India Mumbai, Old Photo 1931., Views of Taj Mahal Hotel Bombay, 3 Postcards 1910., Nizam Of Hyderabad Asaf Jah VI, 1889 Print.
The images are of the actual items from my collection. And Not a photocopy, pirated, reproduced, stock photos, or taken from other sources.