Originally Posted by An Ard Ri
I had the thought the royal train was older but the article above stated the current one only came into use in 1977 to mark the Silver Jubilee.
It's my impression "the royal train" has been around since Queen Victoria. I think over the past 150 years or so there have been several iterations of the royal train. It's been fascinating to learn more about the train. I especially learned quite a bit from the documentary "The Secrets of the Royal Train" as well, thank you to Irish Royalist for the Daily Mail articles.