File contains drawings and notes relating to a proposed coach for the Prince of Wales, later Edward VII, by the Great Northern Railway, 1875, with designs by Thomas Ashbury. The papers comprise a letter headed “Prince of Wales’ Salon” dated 28th Oct 1875, detailing some of the changes the Prince wanted, addressed to “Mr Sterling”, a sketch of the proposed carriage with an attached memo giving the dimensions and a sample of upholstery, a letter dated 14th Oct 1875 addressed to the Office of the superintendent of the line at Leeds, from Mr Cockshott, superintendent of the Great Northern Railway, relaying a request from Lord Colville to prepare drawings for a royal saloon for the Prince of Wales, a drawing of “Proposed Royal Saloon” Doncaster 18th Oct 1875. Scale ½ inch to 1 foot, 3 drawings showing the interior layout of the proposed coach, singed Thomas Ashbury, who was the Managing Director, Ashbury Railway Carriage and Iron Works, Openshaw, Manchester, 8th Nov 1875, a drawing of “proposed royal saloon” Doncaster 20th Oct 1875. Scale ½ inch to 1 foot, a drawing of “Proposed Royal Saloon Carriage” Doncaster Oct 1875. Scale ½ inch to 1 foot, a drawing of “Proposed Royal Saloon” Doncaster 3rd Nov 1875. Scale ½ inch to 1 foot. Includes note on changes made after letter from Lord Colville, Lord Chamberlin to the Princess of Wales and a director of the Great Northern Railway.
- Railways, Railway Rolling Stock, Royalty
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