The Royal Baby is on track and has finally arrived. A boy. Earlier, Prince Charles was in York visiting the National Railway Museum. The NRM must be thrilled at the extra coverage of Prince Charles’ visit. He visited the Mallard train, celebrating the 75th anniversary of its steam locomotive world speed record.
On 3rd July 1938 the Mallard set a new steam locomotive world speed record which remains unbroken to this day. Prince Charles is patron of the Mallard.
Thoughts of whether the royal baby will love trains as much as Prince Charles has told a boy he does today are on everyone’s minds. Seriously, that is what everyone is thinking about. Who cares about the Lido Wing live coverage. Royal baby boy’s first train ride is what some of us look forward to most.
Prince Charles visiting the museum on such a momentous day is to be celebrated also, as there were reports a month ago that the National Railway Museum may face closure if the Science Museum Group, which runs it, suffers from budget cuts.
Getting to the National Railway Museum from London is easy, and if you book in advance, while you may not arrive as glamourously as Charles did on a steam train, you can get trains to York from £13 one way from the East Coast Trains website. Book in advance to get the best deals. Discounts are also offered on group travel, and if you have a Railcard you get a third off. Trains leave from London King’s Cross station, where you will also find Platform 9 3/4.
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