Steam locomotive hits the London Underground next month

90-260 Ex-Metropolitan Railway E Class 0-4-4T No. 1 at Quainton Road
Tickets available for steam experience hauled by the Metropolitan No.1 engine
Published Wed, 2017-08-02 15:17

Next month steam enthusiasts will get a chance to ride a steam-hauled train as it embarks on a journey along part of the original London Underground network.




90-260 Ex-Metropolitan Railway E Class 0-4-4T No. 1 at Quainton Road © Creative Commons Licence

The famous Metropolitan Railway E Class, known as No.1, will be hauling the 1938 Art Deco tube stock train between Amersham and Harrow-on-the-Hill on the weekend of September 9th and 10th. 

Guests on this journey will step back in time and experience what it was like in the early 20th century when these steam engines still worked along the London Underground network. The planned route was actually once part of the Central line of London's network but is now part of the Metropolitan line. Guests will also get to enjoy a pop-up tea experience which will offer a selection of tea and cakes served from vintage crockery. 

Metropolitan No.1 is a class of 0-4-4T steam locomotives. A total of seven locomotives were built between 1896 and 1901 for the Metropolitan Railway; three at its Neasden Works and four at Hawthorn Leslie and Company in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Further information and ticket booking are available at the London Transport Museum website.

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