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BBC News – Tube 150th anniversary: Steam train journey

BBC News - Tube 150th anniversary: Steam train takes commemorative journey

A steam train which carried passengers in the 19th Century will return to Tube later to mark 150 years since the first London Underground journey.

Ticket holders will travel along part of the original Metropolitan Line – now the Hammersmith & City line. They will travel in coaches pulled by 1898-built steam engine, known as Met Locomotive No 1. Special events are being held throughout the year to mark the 150-year anniversary of the Tube.

The first London Underground railway operated on the Metropolitan Railway between Paddington and Farringdon.

Linked to the Met Locomotive No 1 engine will be the oldest surviving operational Tube carriage – the Metropolitan Railway Jubilee Carriage 353 – which was built in 1892.  Attached to the Jubilee carriage will be set of four carriages that date back to 1898.  Known as the Chesham carriages, they began service when the Chesham branch of the Metropolitan Line opened.

Completing the commemorative train is one of the world’s oldest electric locomotives in service – No 12 Sarah Siddons.

via BBC News – Tube 150th anniversary: Steam train takes commemorative journey.

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