Four chances to watch steam trains in London today

Four chances to watch steam trains running around London today – one leaving at lunchtime and three returning this evening.

Firstly, there is the VSOE Luncheon Excursion leaving Victoria Station at 12:30 and running via Clapham Junction (12:40), Barnes (12:47), Richmond (12:50), Twickenham (12:55) and heading out towards Guildford.

That same train then returns later this afternoon, coming in via Redhill (15:10), East Croydon (15:35), Selhurst (15:42), Streatham (15:56), Herne Hill (16:04) and finally back to Victoria at 16:12.

The locomotive is the 35028 Clan Line, built in 1948.

People in North London have two chances to watch trains – heading into Euston and Kings Cross.

Firstly there is the The Lindum Fayre, which will run into Kings Cross, via Finsbury Park (21:17) and arriving in Kings Cross at 21:24.

That locomotive is the Britannia Class Pacific 70013 Oliver Cromwell, built in 1951.

Then there is also the Cathedral Express, which arrives in Euston Station at 21:30, coming in via Watford Junction (21:08), Wembley Central (21:18) and Willesden Junction (21:21).

That train is the 70000 Britannia, also built in 1951.

Estimated route maps below – should be reasonably accurate unless the trains are doing something odd.

View Steam trains on 4th Dec in a larger map

The Cathedral Express - 2

The Cathedral Express passing through West Brompton Station

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