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Technological improvements enabled Prince Albert to collect photographs of places that were significant to him


Machine du Train Royal

1890 copy after original 1855 photograph

Carbon print made from a salted paper print original | 15.5 x 24.7 cm (whole object) | RCIN 2584507

Photograph of the engine and coal wagon used by Royal Train that transported Queen Victoria (1819-1901) and Prince Albert (1819-61) on the Chemin de fer du Nord line, called Nord no.137, during their state visit to France. One man stands on the engine wagon and another man stands on the coal wagon. Both men wear dark colour caps and dark colour clothing. There are buildings in the background. This photograph is part of an album of prints presented to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert as a memento of their state visit to France from 18-27 August 1855
  • Creator(s)

    After Édouard Baldus (1813-89) (photographer)

    Gustav William Henry Mullins (1854-1921) (photographer)

  • 15.5 x 24.7 cm (whole object)

  • Presented to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Subject(s)
    • Geography
      • Travels & exploration
        • Royal visits & tours
          • Royal visits & tours-France
            • Royal visits & tours-France 1855
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Railways
          • Railway trains
          • Railway track