What better way to experience London Transport Museum’s collection than to travel on it?
We regularly run a variety of heritage rail and road events, from art deco Tube trips in Metroland, to steam train events at locations in and around London.
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Steam on the Underground – District 150
A Victorian steam train carried passengers on the Underground for the final time in central London on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 June as part of London Transport Museum and Transport for London’s plans to celebrate 150 years of the District line.
Three-commemorative steam-powered journeys took place each day between Ealing Broadway and High Street Kensington, giving people the opportunity to experience what it would have been like to travel on District line when it first opened on Christmas Eve, 1868.
This was the final time a heritage steam train will travel in central London on the Underground due to the installation of a new signalling system on the Circle, District, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines.
The train ran from Ealing Broadway to High St Kensington and was comprised of:
- Met No.1 steam locomotive (hauling carriages towards Ealing Broadway), owned by Quainton Railway Society
- Bluebell Chesham Coaches
- District Railway Coach No.100 from the Kent and East Sussex Railway
- London Transport Museum’s Met Jubilee Coach 353
- Sarah Siddons electric locomotive (hauling carriages towards High St Kensington)
Heritage days out
*New to 2019!*
Join us on one of our exclusive day trips to iconic attractions around the Capital - excursions inspired by the tradition of the great British day trip.
Starting and ending your day at the Museum, you can hop on board a vintage bus, see the sights of London, explore classic destinations and enjoy a delicious lunch - all included in your ticket.