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12 wheel King George VI's funeral coach?

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This photo was one of a set uploaded to the Facebook group Rail Thing of King George VI's funeral train. I have never seen a coach like the 12 wheel one coming in from the left.

Is this a Royal Coach, or if not what is it? It has such a striking underframe. 70000 Britannia was at the front of this train (for at least part of the journey).

Jamie

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Another view, it is the fourth coach, but pretty out of focus in this shot.

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Thanks for that 31A.

From your information I found this photo of one of the coaches at rest.

 

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From https://www.gracesguide.co.uk/File:Im1913Eing-GNR-36.jpg

 

 

I hasn’t seen underframes like that, but perhaps of more interest for modelling is East Coast Joint Stock – First Class Sleeping Carriage No. 165

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Not sure it would fit my layout, but maybe worth some research, I do have some ex LNER /Eastern Region trains running and those curved underframes would make quite a distinctive bit of rolling stock.

Jamie

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Another image of the East Coast Joint Stock / Great Northern sleeping coach (which hopefully links from teh stock photo library)

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Jamie

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Copy not to hand but pretty sure they get a mention in Illustrated History of ECJS by Ken Hoole

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