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Photographic 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

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1920s 1928 King Class King George V Locomotive Swindon Works


12"x8" Photo Print

Step back in time with our exquisite photographic print from the Media Storehouse collection, featuring the legendary Railway Queen Mabel Kitson. Captured in 1928 at Swindon Works, this stunning image shows Mabel, aged just 15, gracefully posing on the running board of the iconic GWR locomotive, King George V. A must-have for railway enthusiasts and history buffs alike, this high-quality print beautifully preserves a piece of railway history. Order now and bring a piece of the past into your home or office.

Photo prints are produced on Kodak professional photo paper resulting in timeless and breath-taking prints which are also ideal for framing. The colors produced are rich and vivid, with accurate blacks and pristine whites, resulting in prints that are truly timeless and magnificent. Whether you're looking to display your prints in your home, office, or gallery, our range of photographic prints are sure to impress. Dimensions refers to the size of the paper in inches.

Our Photo Prints are in a large range of sizes and are printed on Archival Quality Paper for excellent colour reproduction and longevity. They are ideal for framing (our Framed Prints use these) at a reasonable cost. Alternatives include cheaper Poster Prints and higher quality Fine Art Paper, the choice of which is largely dependant on your budget.

Estimated Product Size is 30.5cm x 20.3cm (12" x 8")

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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