Steam back on the London tube

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STEAM BACK ON THE TUBE
Caption: ALL ABOARD: Metropolitan Nº1 back on track for one day. Photo credit: Wikimedia

THE GOLDEN era of the steam train is to return to London in September…but only for one day.

A selection of steam locomotives pulling 1950s ex-British Rail rolling stock will be running on the Metropolitan Line between Amersham and Harrow-on-the Hill on Saturday September 16.

The event, ‘Vintage Summer Steam’, has been organised by the London Transport Museum and train buffs will get the chance to ride on the Metropolitan Nº1 steam locomotive, Steam Locomotive Nº 9466, two class 20 diesel locomotives and the coaches resplendent in their red livery.

The first train will depart from Harrow-on-the-Hill to Amersham at 10.20am, while the last will leave Amersham at 3.27pm and arrive in Ruislip at 4.11pm.

Tea and cakes will be served from vintage crockery to day-trippers during some of the journeys.

London was the first city in the world to have an underground railway and the initial section built by the Metropolitan Railway ran between Paddington and Farringdon.

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