Met steam will continue despite Amersham cancellation

THE organisers of the award-winning steam trips over London Underground are now looking towards holding events next year – despite the late cancellation of the planned September 10-11 runs from Wembley Park and Harrow-on-the-Hill to Amersham.

Class 20 No. 20142 has been reliveried in London Transport red livery and named Sir John Betjeman during its recent overhaul. It was released from Washwood Heath in Birmingham on August 31 and was immediately despatched to London Transport’s West Ruislip depot to take up duties. The locomotive, owned by Class 20189 Ltd, had been due to take part in the cancelled September 10-11 Underground steam programme. LT
Class 20 No. 20142 has been reliveried in London Transport red livery and named Sir John Betjeman during its recent overhaul. It was released from Washwood Heath in Birmingham on August 31 and was immediately despatched to London Transport’s West Ruislip depot to take up duties. The locomotive, owned by Class 20189 Ltd, had been due to take part in the cancelled September 10-11 Underground steam programme. LT

The weekend’s programme was cancelled by London Transport Museum because of the threat of industrial action precluding access to Ruislip depot, where the locomotives taking part would have been based.

It was the second time that this year’s steam trips have been cancelled. The first planned event in July was called off because the Bluebell Railway’s wooden-bodied Chesham set of carriages was unavailable because of outstanding repairs.

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