This Saturday there will be a fairly rate chance to see a steam train running across North London, along the GOBLIN and London Overground lines.
Steam trains using the major railway stations are not that uncommon, but seeing one running across the London Overground is a rather rarer sight.
The service is one of the day trip events put on by Steam Dreams, and the train will run between Southend and Salisbury, passing through North London twice.
That gives you two opportunities to find a suitable spot with a good view of the railway and watch the train charging through London.
Warning, there is a chance that the evening trip wont include the steam train — so best to watch the morning one.
Estimated times passing through stations below. Naturally, you can watch from any suitable bridge or road, so long as you do so sensibly.
(Stations in bold are where the train stops for a couple of minutes)
|Leyton Midland Road||10:05||20:17|
|Willesden Junction High Level||19:40|
The locomotive expected to be used is the 6201, built in 1933, although it might be the 45407.