Silver Jubilee (train)
The Silver Jubilee was a named train of the London & North Eastern Railway (LNER).
The Silver Jubilee train leaving King's Cross on 27 September 1935 on a trial run north during which it attained a record speed of 112 miles per hour (180 km/h)
|Service type||Passenger train|
|First service||30 September 1935|
|Former operator(s)||London and North Eastern Railway|
|Start||London King's Cross|
|Line(s) used||East Coast Main Line|
It commenced service on 30 September 1935, the train travelling between London King's Cross and Newcastle. It did this at an average speed of 67 mph (108 km/h), taking four hours to complete the journey. The high average speed was maintained by running at high speeds uphill.
The train set a new standard for speed in Britain, at that time. Service continued until the outbreak of the Second World War in 1939.
- "New Train's Fast Run". Hull Daily Mail. England. 30 September 1935. Retrieved 19 September 2017 – via British Newspaper Archive.
- "LNER "The Silver Jubilee" Train" (PDF). The Engineer. England. 27 September 1935.
- Silver Jubilee (6 December 1935). Railway Wonders of the World. Amalgamated Press. pp. 1436–1442.
- L.N.E.R. The Silver Jubilee. The Locomotive Publishing Co.