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Uxbridge Heritage Steam Rides - SOLD OUT
Relive steam travel on the Uxbridge branch of the London Underground Metropolitan line. Final heritage rides of 2013
Date: Sunday 8 December 2013
IMPORTANT UPDATE: 07/12/13 (20:00)
It has come to light in this week’s final tests on Metropolitan Locomotive No 1, that an old repair has become defective in the smoke box. Unfortunately it is a complex repair which needs to be carried out and we are unable to do this in time for Sunday 8th December. We will therefore not be able to run this locomotive, but will be running our reserve Locomotive L150
On Sunday 8 December 2013, 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. Recently restored Metropolitan Locomotive No.1 and the Victorian ‘Jubilee’ carriage 353 will team up for the last time this year in a fitting finale to the 150th anniversary of the London Underground.
These special journeys will take place between Harrow-on-the-Hill and Uxbridge and are a rare opportunity to experience steam along this particular route and the last time this is likely to happen on this section of the line. Metropolitan Loco No.1 will pull the train from Harrow-on-the-Hill to Uxbridge, while passengers have the chance to witness the power of a Class 20 diesel on the return leg. They can choose between travelling on the meticulously restored 1892 ‘Jubilee’ Carriage 353 or London Transport Museum’s 1950s ex-British Rail 4TC coaches.
Journey times and Tickets
There will be five trips in total which will be steam hauled from Harrow to Uxbridge and Diesel hauled from Uxbridge to Harrow (the return part of the journey)
Times on Sunday 8 December: 10.50, 11.50, 12.50, 13.50, 14.50, 15:50
Ticket prices includes a free limited edition souvenir brochure. Children under the age of 3 can travel free of charge, but will need to sit on their parent or guardian’s lap.
Travel in Metropolitan ‘Jubilee’ carriage 353: £25
Please note that children under the age of 11 are not allowed to travel in the 353 coach
Travel in Former British Railways 1950s 4TC carriages: £15