What was the Silver Jubilee train named after?

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What was the Silver Jubilee train named after?

Post by zMallardcanais » Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:34 pm

In this forum I would like someone to explain to me what was the Silver Jubilee named after, as normally the expression stands for the 25th aniversery on something.

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Re: What was the Silver Jubilee train named after?

Post by richard » Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:15 pm

George V's Silver Jubilee, which was in 1935.
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Re: What was the Silver Jubilee train named after?

Post by 65447 » Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:41 pm

And the Coronation for that of George VI, to answer the potential follow-up question... 8)

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Re: What was the Silver Jubilee train named after?

Post by JohnV » Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:40 pm

I'm pretty sure The Coronation (blue train) was the train for George VI's coronation.

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Re: What was the Silver Jubilee train named after?

Post by STAFFORDA4 » Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:23 pm

Have often thought that Silver Link was a slightly daft name for the first A4 unless the train itself was possibly going to become The Silver Link between Newcastle and London (along the lines of the by then famous Flying Scotsman, engine and train)
I cant imagine too many people at the time and even since being very aware of the Scott connection viz. Lay of The Last Minstrel

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Re: What was the Silver Jubilee train named after?

Post by sawdust » Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:27 pm

JohnV wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:40 pm
I'm pretty sure The Coronation (blue train) was the train for George VI's coronation.
What do you mean by that exactly?

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Re: What was the Silver Jubilee train named after?

Post by JohnV » Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:15 pm

I seem to recall that George VI's coronation was celebrated by both the LNER (The Coronation, a blue train) and the LMS (the Coronation Scot).

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