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Royal Visit, 1939 - Royal Train Arrives at Glencoe, Ontario (slightly wider view)
Description
Media Type
Image
Item Type
Photographs
Description
A black and white photograph showing the Glencoe, Ontario arrival of the royal train pulled by Canadian National Railway's Engine 6400. Crowds wait on either side of the train to greet King George VI and his wife, Queen Elizabeth. The view is similar to another photograph in the London Public Library Image Gallery but shows a slightly wider view which encompasses more of the crowd to the right of the train.
Notes
According to CN Lines Magazine Volume 12, Number 3(www.cnlines.com), the 12 car Royal Train which carried the royal couple on their 30 day tour was put together by the CNR, the CPR and the Canadian government. The cars were painted royal blue with gold outlined window bands of aluminum leaf and gun metal roofs. The engines used to pull the train on various legs of the journey were adorned with the royal crest. The engine in this picture, No. 6400 is preserved at the Canada Science & Technology Museum in Ottawa.
Inscriptions
Handwritten on the reverse of the photograph: Royal train arrives at Glencoe.
Date of Original
1939
Dimensions
Width: 20.2 cm
Height: 15 cm
Image Dimensions
Image Width: 17.9cm
Image Height: 12.8cm
Local identifier
32104033412679
Language of Item
English
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.7468755235843 Longitude: -81.7112872433472
Recommended Citation
Ivey Family London Room, London Public Library, London, Ontario, Canada
Reproduction Notes
London Room Photograph Archives - PG F111
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 - Royal Train Arrives at Glencoe, Ontario (slightly wider view)


A black and white photograph showing the Glencoe, Ontario arrival of the royal train pulled by Canadian National Railway's Engine 6400. Crowds wait on either side of the train to greet King George VI and his wife, Queen Elizabeth. The view is similar to another photograph in the London Public Library Image Gallery but shows a slightly wider view which encompasses more of the crowd to the right of the train.