London Transport Museum is joining forces with the Epping Ongar Railway and Buckinghamshire Railway Centre to celebrate the Tube’s 150th anniversary.
On June 21st-24th & June 28th-July 1st the specially restored Metropolitan Locomotive No. 1 and Jubilee coach number 353 will run on the the former Central Line branch between Ongar and Epping, offering passengers a rare occasion to travel on the coach on former Underground rails.
London Transport Museum will also run special free family fun activities and a pop-up shop selling exclusive 150th London Underground anniversary gifts on Saturdays and Sundays 22nd, 23rd and 29th and 30th June.
Simon Hanney, General Manager at Epping Ongar Railway Company, said: “This event promises to be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, with vintage trains hauled by locomotive types which were originally used on this former Underground branch.”
The museum’s partnership with Buckinghamshire Railway Centre takes place on August 3rd & 4th and 7th and includes displays of vintage locomotives and carriages.
There will also be a mini exhibition about the Underground’s 150 years of service, including the stories of the restoration of the Metropolitan Locomotive No. 1 and the Metropolitan Jubilee Carriage 353.
Other attractions include film screenings, including the 1973 Metroland which features John Betjeman as he takes an excursion on the northern lines of the former Metropolitan Railway.
For more information about London Transport Museum’s celebration of the Tube’s 150th Anniversary, visit: www.ltmuseum.co.uk.