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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

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1920s 1928 King Class King George V Locomotive Swindon Works


Jigsaw Puzzle (1014 Pieces)

Discover the captivating history of the Railway Queen with our intricately designed jigsaw puzzle from the Media Storehouse collection. Featuring an iconic image of Mabel Kitson, the young Railway Queen, perched on the running board of GWR's King George V locomotive at Swindon Works in 1928, this puzzle is a must-have for railway enthusiasts and history buffs alike. Bring the past to life as you piece together this stunning photograph from the STEAM Museum of the GWR. With exquisite attention to detail, this high-quality puzzle is the perfect addition to your collection or a thoughtful gift for a loved one. Immerse yourself in the rich history of the railway era and the remarkable story of Mabel Kitson, who became the Railway Queen at just 15 years old. Solve the puzzle and display your completed masterpiece with pride, showcasing the beauty and history of railway travel in the 1920s. Join the Media Storehouse community and embark on a journey of discovery with our captivating range of jigsaw puzzles, each one a piece of history waiting to be assembled.

Made in the USA, 1014-piece puzzles measure 20" x 30" (50.8 x 76.2 cm). Every puzzle is meticulously printed on glossy photo paper, which has a strong 1.33 mm thickness. Delivered in a black storage cardboard box, these puzzles are both stylish and practical. (Note: puzzles contain small parts and are not suitable for children under 3 years of age.)

Jigsaw Puzzles are an ideal gift for any occasion

Estimated Product Size is 76cm x 50.8cm (29.9" x 20")

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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