The Royal Train at Elgin Station, September 6, 1872.[In ink below:] Queen Victoria was on her way to Dunedin.]
Published by James Watson, Bookseller, Elgin. From The "Graphic" of Sept. 21, 1872.
Wood engraving, 202 x 228mm. 8 x 9".
As Scotland’s infrastructure developed – first with road improvements in the early part of the century, then rail (arriving in Elgin in 1852) in the middle years – Elgin became a more attractive spot for the wealthy whether noble or merchant to settle. Villas and fine houses were built by Scots who had made fortunes in the Empire. It even attracted a visit by Queen Victoria in 1872.
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