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Queen recreates first Royal train journey in Berkshire

Her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria, was the first ever British royal to take a train journey.

Today, 175 years later, the Queen along with the Duke of Edinburgh recreated that very same trip on the Great Western line travelling from Slough in Berkshire to Paddington.

It's fair to say, things have changed a bit since 1842.

As Mel Bloor reports.

Mel spoke to Isambard Thomas and Mark Hopwood from Great Western Railway.



Chaos behind the scenes and on the roads at party

It's been a day of celebrations - a record seven luxury cruise liners and 40,000 passengers and crew, all in honour of P&O's 175th anniversary.

But, with the crowds came what some described as "organised chaos" - traffic jams in and around the city of Southampton - and passengers waiting hours for taxis or coaches to reach their destinations. Kerry Swain reports.

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