An early Christmas treat — as on Sunday 8th December, for the first time since 1992 and possibly the last time ever, London Transport Museum will be running steam trains to Uxbridge along the Metropolitan line.

These special journeys will take place between Harrow-on-the-Hill and Uxbridge and are a rare opportunity to experience steam along this particular route and the last time this is likely to happen on this section of the line.

Metropolitan Loco No.1 will pull the train from Harrow-on-the-Hill to Uxbridge, while a Class 20 diesel takes the train back.

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You can choose between travelling on the restored 1892 ‘Jubilee’ Carriage 353 or London Transport Museum’s 1950s ex-British Rail 4TC coaches.

There will be five trips with prices as below:

  • Metropolitan ‘Jubilee’ carriage 353: £25 (Please note that children under the age of 11 are not allowed to travel in the 353 coach)
  • Former British Railways 1950s 4TC carriages: £15

The ticket price includes a limited edition souvenir brochure.

Book tickets here (booking page wont work in Chrome web browser).

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In related news…

The restored Carriage 353 will be taking part in the Lord Mayor’s Show tomorrow (Saturday) as one of the floats behind the Lord Mayor’s State Coach.

Also, there are tours of the carriage available at the Musuem’s Acton Depot on the 12th and 13th December.


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  1. tony pope says:

    dear sir
    can some one please tell me what times the steam trains will be running between harrow-on-the-hill and uxbridge please.

    thank you
    tony pope

  2. Gavin Hamilton says:

    Any chance of a copy of the photograph of Met 1 & 9466, I think it dates from 1990 and I might be the fireman on the Met, I was fireman on it for a couple of afternoons that year

  3. Sykobee says:

    That carriage looks really comfortable.

  4. Paul Middlesex says:

    Why is it possibly the last time ever that these trains will run?

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