Coming up in Issue 253 of HR: Take the last Underground steam below central London

THE timetable for District 150 – the last chance to travel on a steam train on London Underground beneath the heart of the capital – has now been published.

As previously reported, the London Transport Museum and Transport for London will jointly celebrate 150 years of the Underground’s District line by running a series of steam trips behind Metropolitan Railway E class 0-4-4T No.1 between Ealing Broadway and High Street Kensington.

Three return journeys will operate each day on Saturday and Sunday June 22 and 23.

Metropolitan Railway E class 0-4-4T No.1 at Moorgate on January 10, 2013, at the start of the hugely-successful award-winning Metropolitan Railway 150 series of steam trips through the London Underground tunnels. June is likely to see the last such trip through the Underground tunnels beneath central London. ROBIN JONES

The train will be comprised of the Bluebell Railway’s ‘Chesham set’ of coaches, District Railway coach No.100 from the Kent & East Sussex Railway, the museum’s restored Metropolitan Railway Jubilee Coach No. 353 and Metropolitan Railway Bo-Bo electric No. 12 Sarah Siddons.

The trains will be hauled by Sarah Siddons to High Street Kensington on the outbound journeys and by Met No.1 on the return journeys to Ealing Broadway. 

Read more in Issue 253 of HR – on sale April 12!

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