Underground summer steam trips sell out

THIS year’s steam trips on London Underground metals were a total sell out – with a waiting list drawn up to fill seats for ‘no shows’.

The hugely successful summer steam trips were organised by London Transport Museum and London Underground and saw four trips a day run to Amersham.

Metropolitan 0-4-4T No. 1, WR 0-6-0PT No. 9466 and Class 20 No. 20142 with the 12.22 Harrow-on-the-Hill to Amersham at Chorleywood on September 9. JAMIE SQUIBBS

The first trip of each day over the weekend of September 9-10 saw a triple-headed service run from Harrow-on-the-Hill to Amersham and back.

Leading were Metropolitan Railway E class 0-4-4T No. 1, backed by Dennis Howell’s WR 0-6-0PT No. 9466.

Behind them was London Transport-liveried Class 20 No. 20142, acting as extra power where needed, and more importantly as ‘translater’ for the air-braked 4TC set of coaches,

Blue-liveried Class 20 No. 20205 was on the back of the train, giving assistance if required. The second and third trips of the day ran from Amersham to Harrow and back.

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