Silver Jubilee (train)
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. 
In February 1938, an eighth coach was inserted into the third class twin set, bringing the total to eight coaches. 
Engine and train: total length 462 ft 2 3⁄8 in (140.88 m) Total weight: 385 long tons (391 t; 431 short tons).
- "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.