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Mr Monkey at the National Railway Museum, 26th February

"It must take a lot of polishing, that dome"

Mr Monkey looking at Queen Adelaide's saloon Mr Monkey looking at Furness Railway loco No.3

Mr Monkey scampered along to inspect the oldest of the royal carriages. This is London and Birmingham Railway saloon No. 2 used from 1840 by the Queen Dowager Adelaide, the first British royal to travel by train. Then Mr Monkey went to have a look at the oldest locomotive with inside cylinders in the National Collection, the Furness Railway 0-4-0 No. 3, known as Coppernob because of its large copper dome. Mr Monkey realised he'd been all round the Station Hall, found out that he couldn't look around the South Yard outside because they hadn't cleared away all the Thomas the Tank Engine things, and scampered off to the Great Hall instead.

You can read about Coppernob at the Science Museum Group Collection website.

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