Vintage trains running on the London Underground

It has been announced that the Transport Museum’s dinky little red 1938 era tube train, and the older, and rather larger electric locomotive, Sarah Siddons will be running special journeys on Sunday 11th September between Harrow-on-the-Hill, Rickmansworth and Amersham.

The outings are part of the Amersham Old Town’s Heritage Day.

Inside the carriages - 2

Interior of the restored 1938 tube train

In addition, a free heritage bus service, including their iconic Routemaster RM1, will run between Amersham station and Amersham Old Town.

Finally, there will be a photo competition for the best dressed — or maybe most authentic — people in 1940s attire (not that I ever do that).

Trips on Sarah Siddons are £5 and the train runs regular trips throughout the day.

Tickets for the 1938 tube train vary depending on the trip, but also include unlimited free trips on Sarah Siddons if seats are available.

All train tickets include free entry into Amersham Museum.

Tickets

To purchase tickets you can phone 020 7565 7298 or book online.

I find the online booking temperamental and suggest phoning them just to be safe.

For the 1938 Tube Train

The times below are when trains pass through stations without stopping, except the last one where you can get off Amersham if you want to.

Journey 1: (30 mins) Adults £10; Children £5 Book Online

  • 11.15 – Harrow-on-the-Hill
  • 11:31 – Watford South (doors will remain closed)
  • 11:34 – Rickmansworth (doors will remain closed)
  • 11:46 – Amersham

Journey 2: (1 hr 15 mins) Adults £15; Children £5 Book Online

  • 11:56 – Amersham
  • 12:10 – Rickmansworth
  • 12:12 – Watford South
  • 12:24 – Harrow-on-the-Hill
  • 12:54 – Watford South
  • 13:00 – Rickmansworth
  • 13:08 – Amersham

Journey 3: (1 hr 15 mins) Adults £15; Children £5 Book Online

  • 13:56 – Amersham
  • 14:12 – Watford South
  • 14:24 – Harrow-on-the-Hill
  • 14:56 – Watford south
  • 14:56 – Watford South
  • 15:00 – Rickmansworth
  • 15:12 – Amersham

Journey 4: (1hr 40 mins) Adults £15; Children £5 Book Online

  • 15:36 – Amersham
  • 15:50 – Rickmansworth
  • 15:52 – Watford South
  • 16:04 – Harrow-on-the-Hill
  • 16:26 – Watford South
  • 16:30 – Rickmansworth
  • 16:42 – Amersham (you may alight at this station, but not board)
  • 16:53 – Amersham (depart)
  • 17:06 – Rickmansworth
  • 17:09 – Watford South
  • 17:21 – Harrow-on-the-Hill

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Sarah Siddons Locomotive

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6 Comments

  1. Ian Camp

    This is cool would love to see and ride this, but I notice that the fare doesn’t reflect the era of the trains!!

    • IanVisits

      Neither does your salary I’d wager :)

  2. CJB

    What about photography? I heard that a member of staff accosted a photographer a few years ago for taking pics of Sarah Siddon; at Amersham I think.

    • IanVisits

      Staff will stop people using flash or tripod, but usually allow bystanders to snap photos.

      I’ve never heard of anyone being accosted though, that sounds dubious as it is likely to result in the person being sacked, if not even prosecuted.

  3. Erm, what is this place called “Watford South”? That’s no tube or rail station I’ve ever heard of, and the order in which it calls at stations suggests it isn’t the Watford South Curve either.

  4. Dave

    Does the best dressed include the best selection of nylons pinned to the inside of a double breasted suit? :-)-

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