A moment to touch upon the gracious nature of the appointments and atmosphere of this most historic of Trains.
In those far off days of Empire, before the Great War, the carriages of the Queen of Scots were conceived by perfectionists and men of vision. They were united by the single minded desire to provide passengers with more gracious and more stylish accommodation than that offered by other fiercely competitive and rival railway companies.
Dinner party conversation would debate the merits of the livery of a particular company's carriages, or compare the dining cars operating on different routes. The London and North Western Railway were immensely flattered when King George V chose the livery of their carriages, the splendidly named plum and spilt milk, (and indeed, the livery of three of the carriages of the Queen of Scots) for the Royal limousine car.
Silverware from Sheffield cutlers, furniture from the workshops of High Wycombe, deep carpets and exquisite textiles from Lancashire mills, fine hardwoods and exotic hides from the furthest corners of the Empire, burnished brass handles, latches and brackets that have reflected a century of passing history, hand cut crystal light globes, deep and luxurious upholstery, were all brought together by the skills of the finest railway craftsmen in the world. The cabinet makers, the blacksmiths, glass etchers, engineers, and a miriad of other crafts, some now lost, some still alive today. And all at a time when railway companies built their carriages with almost no regard for expense, but were driven by a desire and a need to provide passengers with even more elegant and stylish carriages than competing railways.
To complement elegant journeys, we are proud to present a range of exclusive gifts and souvenirs, including bathrobes embroidered with the company coat of arms, paperweights and fine art prints.