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2013 June - Coronation Train, 2nd June

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Celebrating 60 years since the Coronation To celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the coronation we recreated the ‘Coronation Trains’, using the same carriages and locomotive as used in 1953.

Coronation Day on 2nd June that year was a public holiday and the railway ran specially decorated trains, and local school children enjoyed a free ride up the line.

Following an appeal in local papers, some of the original school children who travelled with us came up on the special trains.

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