There are some chanced to take trips on a vintage tube train and a steam train next month, and tickets go on sale today for trips on a steam train.

Vintage Tube Train Trips

First up is the 1938 era art-deco tube train, which will be plying the tracks around Harrow and Amersham as part of the annual Rickmansworth Festival on Saturday 19th May.

Long term readers will know I am rather keen on these vintage trips, even if only to watch the looks of astonishment from people on the platforms as the “wrong train” pulls in to the station – and then departs without collecting anyone.

Priced between £5 and £20. Tickets will be released shortly.

Inside the carriages - 2

Steam returns to the Met

The following weekend, the Transport Museum bring steam trains back to the network. Not back to Baker Street as earlier this year, the steam trains will be running along the Metropolitan railway between Amersham and Harrow-on-the Hill.

Customers can travel in either the recently restored ex Metropolitan Jubilee Coach, dating back to the 1890s or ex British Rail 1950s coaches.

Each train formation will consist of a Steam Locomotive, Sarah Siddons Electric Locomotive, ex British Rail 1950s coaches, ex Metropolitan Jubilee coach and a Class 20 Diesel.

Book Online or telephone 020 7565 7298

There are four trips per day over the Bank Holiday weekend.

Journey 1 (30 minutes)

£35 for the restored carriage or £30 for the 1950s carriages

Wembley Park to Amersham – Hauled by Steam

Journey 2 (1 hour)

£45 for the restored carriage or £40 for the 1950s carriages

Hauled by Diesel out and Steam return

Amersham – Harrow on the Hill and back again

Journey 3 (1 hour)

£45 for the restored carriage or £40 for the 1950s carriages

Hauled by Diesel out and Steam return

Amersham – Harrow on the Hill and back again

Journey 4 (30 minutes)

£15 for the restored carriage or £10 for the 1950s carriages

Amersham to Harrow on the Hill – Hauled by Diesel

Steam train at Bayswater

 

Other heritage events

  • London Transport Museum at Epping & Ongar Railway in June (dates to be confirmed)
  • London Transport Museum at Buckinghamshire Railway Centre on 3-4, & 7 August
  • Neasden Depot Open Day on 31 August
  • Amersham Heritage Day on 8 September
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  1. Nick Chennells

    My home backs onto the Greenford branch line at Hanwell and we often see some strange combinations of locomotives and rolling stock trundling through on their way to who knows where…diesel units pulling steam trains and various combinations of rolling stock etc ! Yesterday though was the strangest sight yet…around 6pm a double headed pair of diesels in full London Transport livery and lookig very smart indeed ! But why would L T need engines such as these when electric trains are the norm on the Underground except for night engineering trains ? Have they been commissioned to pull centeneray trains or have lt got some new toys straight from the factory which would explain what they where doing out of their territory out my way.

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