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Framed Print : Railway Queen Mabel Kitson on King George V at Swindon, 1928

Railway Queen Mabel Kitson on King George V at Swindon, 1928



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Railway Queen Mabel Kitson on King George V at Swindon, 1928

Railway Queen Mabel Kitson, photographed on the running board of GWR locomotive King George V, at Swindon Works in 1928. Mabel became Railway Queen in 1927, aged 15. She was an ambassador for British railway companies. He father was a GWR signalman

STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway

Media ID 13458244

© STEAM Museum of the GWR

1920s 1928 King Class King George V Locomotive Swindon Works


18"x14" Modern Frame

Introducing the latest addition to our Framed Prints collection at Media Storehouse: "Railway Queen Mabel Kitson on King George V at Swindon, 1928." This captivating vintage photograph, sourced from the STEAM Museum of the GWR, captures the young Mabel Kitson, aged 15, proudly perched on the running board of the iconic GWR locomotive, King George V. As the Railway Queen of 1927, Mabel embodied the spirit and glamour of the golden age of rail travel. This exquisitely framed print, with its rich, authentic hues and intricate details, is a must-have for railway enthusiasts and history buffs alike. Bring a piece of rail history into your home and relive the magic of a bygone era.

16x12 Print in an MDF Wooden Frame with 180 gsm Satin Finish Paper. Glazed using shatter proof thin plexiglass. Frame thickness is 1 inch and depth 0.75 inch. Fluted cardboard backing held with clips. Supplied ready to hang with sawtooth hanger and rubber bumpers. Spot clean with a damp cloth. Packaged foam wrapped in a card.

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Estimated Image Size (if not cropped) is 39.6cm x 35.6cm (15.6" x 14")

Estimated Product Size is 45.7cm x 35.6cm (18" x 14")

These are individually made so all sizes are approximate

Artwork printed orientated as per the preview above, with landscape (horizontal) orientation to match the source image.


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EDITORS COMMENTS
This photograph captures the youthful and radiant Mabel Kitson, the Railway Queen of 1927, perched confidently on the running board of the majestic King George V locomotive at Swindon Works in 1928. At just fifteen years old, Mabel had already made history as the youngest Railway Queen in the history of the Great Western Railway (GWR). Born into a railway family, with her father being a dedicated GWR signalman, Mabel's connection to the railway world ran deep. Her appointment as Railway Queen was a testament to her passion and enthusiasm for the industry that had been a part of her life since her early years. The King George V, a member of the iconic King Class locomotives, was one of the most powerful and elegant steam engines of its time. Its presence at Swindon Works, the heart of GWR engineering, provided the perfect backdrop for this photograph. The locomotive's gleaming brass and polished steel, combined with Mabel's vibrant outfit and infectious smile, create a striking contrast that encapsulates the spirit of the 1920s railway era. As an ambassador for British railway companies, Mabel traveled extensively, attending various events and promoting the railway industry. This photograph, taken during one of her visits to Swindon Works, serves as a testament to her unwavering dedication and love for the railway world. The image of Mabel and the King George V remains an enduring symbol of the golden age of steam railways and the extraordinary young woman who embodied their spirit.

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