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Steam Trains Return to the London Underground
Steam Trains Return to the London Underground

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.

Steam trains to run along part of the Central Line in June
Steam trains to run along part of the Central Line in June

Tickets for another of the London Underground’s 150th anniversary events have just gone on sale, and include some pretty decent prices for trips in a luxuriously restored Victorian steam carriage.

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.

Take a ride on one of London’s Miniature Steam Trains
Take a ride on one of London’s Miniature Steam Trains

We al love a steam train, and while the big beasts make occasional weekend trips though the city, there are a surprisingly large number of miniature steam trains chugging around parts of the city as well.

Steam trains return to the London Underground after a 50 year absence
Steam trains return to the London Underground after a 50 year absence

Yesterday, for the first time in over 50 years, passengers were hauled by the raw undiluted force of coal and water once again.

Best places to photograph London Underground’s heritage steam train trips
Best places to photograph London Underground’s heritage steam train trips

This coming Sunday, London Underground will send a steam train along the original Metropolitan Line and parts of the District Line – so I wandered out to check where the best places will be to watch it.

Look out for four steam trains in London this Saturday
Look out for four steam trains in London this Saturday

This weekend is a good one for fans of steam trains, as there are four locomotives visiting London on Saturday – with one making a fairly rare visit to East London.

Tickets for the Underground’s 150th anniversary steam trips
Tickets for the Underground’s 150th anniversary steam trips

Last year, I wrote that London Underground were planning to run a steam train along the underground network as part of its 150th anniversary. Turns out I was right about the plans, if not entirely correct about the route. Well,

Take a trip on a miniature steam railway near Heathrow
Take a trip on a miniature steam railway near Heathrow

Slightly to the north of Heathrow Airport can be found a memory to an older form of transport – a miniature steam railway. Set in an orchard within a residential area, the Harlington Locomotive Society has been offering rides on

One step closer to seeing Steam Trains at Epping tube station
One step closer to seeing Steam Trains at Epping tube station

The recently restored Epping Ongar railway in North-East London, while running steam trains from Ongar, doesn’t actually go to Epping. Although it used to – and has just announced that it is one stage closer to resuming services along the

Steam Trains return to the Epping Ongar Railway
Steam Trains return to the Epping Ongar Railway

Over the weekend, the inhabitants of Ongar in Essex got extremely excited as the disused railway linking the town to Epping returned to life again – as a steam railway service. The railway built around 150 years ago, and taken

Steam Trains to run along a disused Tube Line
Steam Trains to run along a disused Tube Line

If you live out near Ongar on the furthest north-eastern edges of London next this weekend, listen out for the sound of steam trains chugging along a disused part of London Underground’s Central Line railway. After a few years of

Three steam trains visiting London on Saturday
Three steam trains visiting London on Saturday

The first of this year’s steam train visits to London takes place this Saturday with trains visiting Victoria, Paddington and Kings Cross. The details below may help you find a suitable location to watch from the sidelines, or be at

Watch some steam trains in London on Saturday
Watch some steam trains in London on Saturday

It’s the last of the big steam train runs though London tomorrow (Saturday) with two trains at lunchtime, one at an uncomfortably early hour in the morning, and all three returning in the late afternoon/evening. First up is the Christmas

Steam train passing through East London on Saturday
Steam train passing through East London on Saturday

Steam trains in North and South West London while not commonplace, aren’t rare – but a steam train in East London is exceptionally so, and tomorrow (Sat 10th Dec) is a chance for people in this side of the city

Four chances to watch steam trains in London today
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),

Watch a steam train in West and North London at Lunchtime
Watch a steam train in West and North London at Lunchtime

A steam locomotive will be running a charter trip into London this lunchtime and will come in from the South-West, and run in a loop around North London down to Euston Station. Although steam trains do tend to run from

More details of London Underground’s 150th Anniversary Events
More details of London Underground’s 150th Anniversary Events

You may recall that the Transport Museum has secured a grant to restore an old carriage in time for the 150th anniversary of the London Underground, which takes place in 2013. A few more details have been released by London

The Beeches Light Railway – a private steam railway
The Beeches Light Railway – a private steam railway

You might be the sort of person who has been interested – very interested – in trains for as long as you can remember, so much so that in addition to working with heritage railways, you end up as the

Watch a steam train run though South London (and Kensington)
Watch a steam train run though South London (and Kensington)

A steam train will be making a loop through South London tomorrow (19th June) – with a diversion through Kensington Olympia – and as it will be one of the longest days of the year, you should be able to

Video of a Steam Train passing the Olympic Stadium
Video of a Steam Train passing the Olympic Stadium

…or not as it happens. On Saturday morning, I headed over towards Stratford to catch a steam train passing through the area, and hopefully to get some photos or video of the train with the Olympic Stadium in the background.

Watch a Steam Train on Valentines Night

Your perpetually single correspondent doesn’t particularly enjoy Valentines Day, or the way everything vaguely red in colour or heart shaped suddenly doubles in price for a few weeks, and tends to snarl at anything to do with it. He does

Look Out for a Steam Train Travelling Around Sth & West London on Saturday

Something that is always worth looking out for if you are in the area – a steam train will be taking a tour around London and Berkshire tomorrow afternoon. Although steam train tours are not hugely unusual now, most London

How to commute to work in style – on a Steam Train

Fancy travelling to work in style one morning – why not swap that modern metal tube for an old fashioned steam train? Regular readers will know that I like to watch out for steam trains that occasionally visit London for