The queen rode the train on Monday

Queen Elizabeth usually prefers to travel via Range Rover, at least when she's at leisure at her summer residence in Balmoral, Scotland. On Monday, however, she took a different mode of transportation when she hopped on the train—yes, the conveyance used by the masses—to re-enact Queen Victoria's first ride by rail, 175 years later.

Per People, the Queen and Prince Philip took the same route—from Slough, England, close to Windsor Castle, to Paddington Station in London—that Victoria took in 1842. The journey took a mere 19 minutes, and the Queen wore a blush-pink full-length button-up jacket and matching feathered hat. The royal couple was joined on the trip by Gillian White, 87, the great-great granddaughter of Daniel Gooch, who drove the original train, and Isambard Thomas, 53, the great-great grandson of engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, who first designed the Great Western Railway.

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LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 13: Queen Elizabeth II sits next to Isambard Thomas, the great great great grandson of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, as she travels by train between Slough train station to Paddington Station to mark the 175th anniversary of the first train journey by a British Monarch on June 13, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. The first journey was made on the same route from Slough to Paddington by Queen Victoria on June 13th, 1842. (Photo by Paul Edwards - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 13: Queen Elizabeth II sits next to Isambard Thomas, the great great great grandson of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, as she travels by train between Slough train station to Paddington Station to mark the 175th anniversary of the first train journey by a British Monarch on June 13, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. The first journey was made on the same route from Slough to Paddington by Queen Victoria on June 13th, 1842. (Photo by Paul Edwards - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 13: Queen Elizabeth II arrives at Paddington Station after travelling by train to mark the 175th anniversary of the first train journey by a British Monarch on June 13, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. The first journey was made on the same route from Slough to Paddington by Queen Victoria on June 13th, 1842. (Photo by Paul Edwards - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
SLOUGH, ENGLAND - JUNE 13: Queen Queen Elizabeth II meets Isambard Thomas, the great great great grandson of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, and Gillian White, the great great granddaughter of Sir Daneil Gooch at Slough train station before boarding a train to Paddington Station to mark the 175th anniversary of the first train journey by a British Monarch on June 13, 2017 in Slough, United Kingdom. The first journey was made on the same route from Slough to Paddington by Queen Victoria on June 13th, 1842. (Photo by Paul Edwards - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 13: Queen Elizabeth II travels by train between Slough train station and Paddington Station to mark the 175th anniversary of the first train journey by a British Monarch on June 13, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. The first journey was made on the same route from Slough to Paddington by Queen Victoria on June 13th, 1842. (Photo by Paul Edwards - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II takes a train from Slough to London Paddington to mark the 175th anniversary of the first train journey by a British monarch on June 13, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / PAUL EDWARDS (Photo credit should read PAUL EDWARDS/AFP/Getty Images)
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Victoria, with almost 64 years on the throne, who until Elizabeth surpassed her in 2015 was the longest-reigning monarch, took that first train ride when she was 23—she was the first monarch to ever ride a train. Victoria reportedly remarked at the time that the 30-minute ride was smooth; the "motion was very slight, and much easier than a carriage—also no dust or great heat."

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Thomas told People that while on the ride, the Queen displayed a great knowledge and passion for both railways and Queen Victoria's account of her first train ride.

"She has a proper knowledge of Queen Victoria's diaries of the event that happened 175 years ago and was interested about what Great Western Railway is doing now," he said.

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This couple's trip might be a rare event for the royal pair in the future. Philip [announced last month that he will be stepping down from official duties in the fall, but the Queen has not announced any plans of the sort. She does seem to enjoy her days off, though; just last year she was spotted driving the Duchess of Cambridge and her mother, Carole, in her Range Rover on her Balmoral property.

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