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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 12, Issue 11 (February 1, 1938)

Some Famous British Trains

Some Famous British Trains.

The “Coronation” express out of King's Cross is undoubtedly one of the most remarkable passenger trains ever put into service. Actually, the L. & N.E. Company now have three regular streamlined services in operation daily—one in each direction between London and Edinburgh, one in each direction between London and Newcastle-on-Tyne, and one in each direction between London and the twin Yorkshire cities of Leeds and Bradford—making six daily streamlined trains in all. The “Silver Jubilee” express (London-Newcastle) was the first of these streamliners to be introduced, some two and a quarter years ago. Then came the “Coronation” flyer—the Empire's fastest daily passenger train—between King's Cross and Edinburgh; and, in the autumn of last year, the “West Riding Limited” streamliner linking King's Cross with Leeds and Bradford. Consisting of eight specially constructed carriages, built on the articulated principle, the “West Riding Limited” seats 48 first-class and 168 third-class passengers.