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London Underground’s experimental porthole tube train
London Underground’s experimental porthole tube train

London Underground’s experimental porthole tube train

It's December 1949 and an experimental tube train has been introduced on the London Underground -- that had huge windows and portholes.

Feb
22
A vintage tube train comes to Train Sim World 2
A vintage tube train comes to Train Sim World 2

A vintage tube train comes to Train Sim World 2

If you missed out on driving a 1938 era tube train, you can now get a virtual version with the latest addition to Train Sim World 2.

Oct
26
2021
Isle of Wight tube train secured for preservation in London
Isle of Wight tube train secured for preservation in London

Isle of Wight tube train secured for preservation in London

The group working to return one of the old 1938 era tube trains from the Isle of Wight to London says that it has been given one of the trains.

Nov
24
2020
London Underground’s yellow tube train
London Underground’s yellow tube train

London Underground’s yellow tube train

An old 1938 era tube train pulls into a tube station, and rather than being the classic red - the whole train is bright yellow. It wasn't popular as passengers flee in panic from this yellow terror.

Oct
27
2020
Support the campaign to bring a vintage tube train to Epping
Support the campaign to bring a vintage tube train to Epping

Support the campaign to bring a vintage tube train to Epping

As the old 1938 era tube trains are coming to the end of their extended life on the Isle of Wight, a campaign has been launched to return one to London.

Jul
30
2020
Isle of Wight tube trains could return to London
Isle of Wight tube trains could return to London

Isle of Wight tube trains could return to London

It's been confirmed that one of the Isle of Wight tube trains could make a return to London in the near future.

Jul
03
2020
Take a trip in a vintage tube train to Heathrow airport
Take a trip in a vintage tube train to Heathrow airport

Take a trip in a vintage tube train to Heathrow airport

The London Underground's 1938 era art-deco tube train will be making one of its occasional outings in April.

Feb
14
2020
Isle of Wight to retire its 1938 era London Underground trains
Isle of Wight to retire its 1938 era London Underground trains

Isle of Wight to retire its 1938 era London Underground trains

The Isle of Wight's famous use of old London Underground trains is about to end one era and start a new, as its fleet of 1938 era tube trains are finally being retired.

Sep
24
2019
Tickets Alert: More rides on the 1938 art-deco tube train
Tickets Alert: More rides on the 1938 art-deco tube train

Tickets Alert: More rides on the 1938 art-deco tube train

On Sunday 19th May, the London Transport Museum will be operating more trips with the 1938 tube stock train - this time on the Piccadilly Line.

Apr
23
2019
See a vintage tube train on the London Underground this Sunday
See a vintage tube train on the London Underground this Sunday

See a vintage tube train on the London Underground this Sunday

The venerable 1938 era little red tube train will be passing through Central London on Sunday in an increasingly rare visit.

Mar
15
2019
Tickets Alert: Another chance to ride in the 1938 art deco tube train
Tickets Alert: Another chance to ride in the 1938 art deco tube train

Tickets Alert: Another chance to ride in the 1938 art deco tube train

Following the weekend's trip by the 1938 tube train through central London, it will be out again next month in another part of the Underground.

Feb
26
2019
Taking a trip on the 1938 tube train on the Underground
Taking a trip on the 1938 tube train on the Underground

Taking a trip on the 1938 tube train on the Underground

Earlier today a very old train took a very rare trip through central London for what will be one of the last times it can make such a journey.

Feb
24
2019
See vintage tube trains and buses in London on Sunday
See vintage tube trains and buses in London on Sunday

See vintage tube trains and buses in London on Sunday

This coming Sunday, a vintage tube train will be running through central London, and out at Epping, vintage buses will travel around the countryside.

Feb
21
2019
Tickets Alert: Trip in an art deco tube train through central London
Tickets Alert: Trip in an art deco tube train through central London

Tickets Alert: Trip in an art deco tube train through central London

One of the last few chances to do this -- as a 1938 tube train will trundle though central London next month, and you can be on board.

Jan
22
2019
Art-Deco tube train returns to the London Underground
Art-Deco tube train returns to the London Underground

Art-Deco tube train returns to the London Underground

After an absence of a few years, this September offers a chance to ride in the delightful little 1938 era tube train.

Jul
19
2018
Tickets Alert: Vintage trains return to the London Underground
Tickets Alert: Vintage trains return to the London Underground

Tickets Alert: Vintage trains return to the London Underground

A host of vintage tube and steam trains are set to return to the London Underground's Metropolitan line in September for a weekend event.

Jul
26
2017
Vintage Tube Train Trip Along the Piccadilly Line
Vintage Tube Train Trip Along the Piccadilly Line

Vintage Tube Train Trip Along the Piccadilly Line

The Transport Museum is running another of their occasional vintage tube train trips next month, and managed to secure access down to Heathrow Airport again.

Aug
24
2013
Rare chance to ride a vintage tube train around the Kennington Loop
Rare chance to ride a vintage tube train around the Kennington Loop

Rare chance to ride a vintage tube train around the Kennington Loop

A rare chance for tube-geeks to ride on a bit of the network that is not normally open to the public -- and to do so in a vintage tube train no less.

Jun
12
2013
London Underground to run a Steam Train again in May
London Underground to run a Steam Train again in May

London Underground to run a Steam Train again in May

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.

Apr
03
2013
Vintage tube train to run on the Underground next month
Vintage tube train to run on the Underground next month

Vintage tube train to run on the Underground next month

The Transport Museum’s two working vintage trains are to be out on the network next month and will be offering rides between Harrow-on-the-Hill and Amersham, along with the Museum’s iconic Routemaster RM1, making journeys between Amersham town centre and train

Aug
10
2012
Ride in a 1938 era tube train at the Rickmansworth Festival
Ride in a 1938 era tube train at the Rickmansworth Festival

Ride in a 1938 era tube train at the Rickmansworth Festival

The annual Rickmansworth Festival is in a couple of weeks time, and as usual, the London Transport Museum will be there with vintage buses to ferry people between Rickmansworth Station and the Festival at Batchworth Lock. Also, the restored 1938

May
08
2012
Vintage trains running on the London Underground
Vintage trains running on the London Underground

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

Aug
17
2011
Vintage tube train trip – timetable published
Vintage tube train trip – timetable published

Vintage tube train trip – timetable published

You may recall that the little red 1938 era tube train is going to take a trip along the Picadilly Line this coming Sunday - well, actually three trips in total, to run down to Heathrow Airport.

Jun
15
2011
Ride in a vintage tube train to Heathrow Airport
Ride in a vintage tube train to Heathrow Airport

Ride in a vintage tube train to Heathrow Airport

Just announced by the Transport Museum is a trip that is bound to excite a lot of people - a chance to take a trip in the museum's 1938 art-deco style tube train down to Heathrow Airport.

May
31
2011