Silver Jubilee (train)

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The Silver Jubilee was a named train of the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER). It commenced service on 30 September 1935, the train travelling between London King's Cross and Newcastle. It did this at an average speed of 67 mph (108 km/h), taking four hours to complete the journey.

The train was made in the year of King George V's Silver Jubilee, and was painted silver throughout. It was composed of two twin-set articulated coaches, and one triple-set; seven coaches in all.

The train set a new standard for speed in Britain, at that time. Service continued until the outbreak of the Second World War in 1939.[1]

Technical details[edit]

Engine and train: total length 462 ft 2 38 in (140.88 m) Total weight: 385 long tons (391 t; 431 short tons).[2]


  1. ^ Silver Jubilee (6 December 1935). Railway Wonders of the World. Amalgamated Press. pp. 1436–1442. 
  2. ^ L.N.E.R. The Silver Jubilee. The Locomotive Publishing Co. 

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