A short note that there will be more steam trains on the London Underground later this year.
Just a short comment in the Transport Museum blog that “a small number of steam outings are planned on the network for 2014”
The first outing will be the 2nd and 9th August to mark the Centenary of the Hammersmith & City Line.
The train will be made up of Met No. 1, Met Milk Van, Chesham Set, the restored Jubilee Coach 353, and the 1920s Sarah Siddons electric locomotive.
There will be five public journeys throughout the day. The first run will go between Northfields and Moorgate (steam hauled); the next 3 runs will go from Moorgate to Hammersmith and return to Moorgate (electric hauled out, steam back), and the last run will run from Moorgate to Northfields (electric hauled, steam assisted).
The second outing will be the weekend of 16th-17th August.
Ride the steam train on the Metropolitan line between Rickmansworth and Chesham. The train will be made up of Met No. 1, Met Milk Van, the Chesham Set, Jubilee Coach 353, and Sarah Siddons.
There will also be more tours of Aldwych tube station — which is almost becoming a 6-monhtly routine now.
It may be the Year of the Bus, the railway side hasn’t been overlooked. Naturally, I’ll flag them up on here as soon as booking details are released.
Enjoy the Thames Tunnel walks this weekend if you are going on one.
Updated — added details for the August outing.