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Mr Monkey at the National Railway Museum, 26th February

"I don't think I've ever seen a bath in a train before"

Mr Monkey looking at an LMS Black 5 Mr Monkey looking at one of Edward VII's royal carriages

Mr Monkey arrived at a display of trains used by the crowned heads of Great Britain. First he had a look at a Stanier class 5MT 4-6-0 (apparently known as a Black 5), then he inspected carriages built for Edward VII and Queen Alexandra in 1903, and later modified for Queen Mary. A bathroom was added in 1915, and modified in 1941.

You can read about the Black 5 locomotive at the Wikipedia website.

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