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Press releases • Jun 13, 2017 07:00 BST
On 13 June 1842, Queen Victoria made the journey from Slough to Paddington and became the first British monarch to travel by train. The train that day was driven by Daniel Gooch and assisted by Isambard Kingdom Brunel. To mark this unique occasion GWR recreated the journey using its new Hitachi-built Intercity Express Train, in the presence of HM The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh.