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Royal Visit, 1939 - Pilot Train Arrives at Glencoe, Ontario
Description
Media Type
Image
Item Type
Photographs
Description
A black and white photograph of Canadian National Railways Engine 6401 which pulled the pilot train, arriving at Glencoe, Ontario prior to the arrival of the royal train carrying King George VI and his wife Queen Elizabeth.
Notes
The pilot train for the 1939 royal tour ran about 30 minutes before the train carrying the royal couple to ensure the track ahead was safe and to carry the press and others not with the royal party. Source: CN Lines Magazine volume 12, Number 3 (www.cnlines.com)
Inscriptions
Handwritten on the reverse of the photograph: Pilot train arrives at Glencoe.
Date of Original
1939
Dimensions
Width: 20.2 cm
Height: 15.1 cm
Image Dimensions
Image Width: 17.9cm
Image Height: 12.6cm
Local identifier
32104033412554
Language of Item
English
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.7469385541359 Longitude: -81.7112872433472
Recommended Citation
Ivey Family London Room, London Public Library, London, Ontario, Canada
Reproduction Notes
London Room Photograph Archives - PG F108
Contact
London Public Library
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

251 Dundas Street

London, ON N6A 6H9

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Royal Visit, 1939 - Pilot Train Arrives at Glencoe, Ontario


A black and white photograph of Canadian National Railways Engine 6401 which pulled the pilot train, arriving at Glencoe, Ontario prior to the arrival of the royal train carrying King George VI and his wife Queen Elizabeth.