Sunday, 13 January 2013

Tube Steam

Above is Met Locomotive No 1, built in 1898, a restored steam train which returned to the Tube to mark 150 years since the first London Underground journey. Passengers who had booked tickets well in advance of the event travelled along part of the original Metropolitan Line - now the Hammersmith & City Line - from Kensington Olympia to Moorgate. Mayor Bouncy Boris went along for the ride. A set of four carriages from 1898 were on loan from the Bluebell Railway in Sussex. At the rear of the commemorative train was one of the world's oldest electric locomotives in service: No 12 Sarah Siddons (CLICK).


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