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5th May 2023

The Northern Belle is set to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III

We're excited to share with you our new Coronation headboard, which is now proudly attached to our vintage locomotive Class 40 (D345). This new addition celebrates the Coronation of King Charles III and the Queen Consort.

Over the next few weeks the headboard will be attached to every Northern Belle journey including Saturday 6th May, (The Coronation) in which we're heading the Edinburgh for a journey of a lifetime.

The Class 40 engine (Owned by The Class 40 Preservation Society) has a rich history that dates back to the 1950s when it was introduced as part of British Railways' modernisation plan. These powerful locomotives were used for both passenger and freight services and were a familiar sight on the rails for many years.

But the Class 40's legacy didn't end there. In the 1980s, a number of these locomotives were preserved, and they continued to be used for special events and charters. We're proud to have one of these iconic engines as part of our fleet.

The new black and gold headboard is a symbol of the Class 40's historical significance and the important role it played in Britain's railway heritage. It's a fitting tribute to the engine and the people who designed, built, and operated it.

Let's celebrate the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III and the Queen Consort together!