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Royal Train Gone

from The Daily Telegraph

Is the royal train grinding to a halt?

Despite decades in service, the royal train has yet to reach the end of the line – at least according to those who built it

Despite decades in service, the royal train has yet to reach the end of the line – at least according to those who built it

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In recent days, the Queen’s treasurer has done much to recast himself in the role of Jenny Agutter in The Railway Children, waving down the royal train with a pair of red bloomers to stop it in its tracks.

For, according to Sir Alan Reid, the Keeper of the Privy Purse, the train that has been a permanent fixture of regal life since the reign of Queen Victoria may soon be forced to come to a halt. In an admission to a committee of MPs on Monday, he warned the current rolling stock only has five to 10 years of service left. The prospect of replacing it, he said, would be a major decision, adding that “the figures are quite staggering

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Posted on October 15, 2013 by Editor

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