The London Transport Museum is urging rail enthusiasts to book ahead for this weekend’s heritage trips on the newly restored Metropolitan steam Locomotive No.1 and ‘Jubilee’ Carriage 353.
Trains will run throughout the day on 7 and 8 September between Amersham and Harrow-on-the-Hill with passengers choosing to travel in either the Victorian ‘Jubilee’ carriage or in former British Rail carriages dating from the 1950s.
Although some tickets will be available to purchase on the day, tickets are selling fast and attendees are being urged to book now to avoid disappointment.
The Museum tells us: “Metropolitan No.1 was built for work on the Metropolitan Railway in 1898. It worked the line for decades before being withdrawn from service in 1963.
“It will be a thrilling sight to see the engine carrying passengers once again through London’s suburban areas as it did from the end of the nineteenth century. Also present will be the former Metropolitan Railway Carriage 353. It carried passengers until 1905, when some of the line was electrified.
“After years of neglect, 353 has been meticulously restored with support from the Heritage Lottery Fund and the London Transport Museum Friends and now provides the opportunity to see and experience what it was like to travel on the Metropolitan line more than one hundred years ago.”
To guarantee your place, book online at www.ltmuseum.co.uk.