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Monday, September 06, 2010

Heritage Train Journeys in September

Update - 7th September 2010 - Both 1938 Tube train and Sarah Siddons, whilst having their final maintenance checks*, will be unable to run at the Amersham heritage day this Sunday.

London Transport Museum say: We would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused by this late cancellation. We are in the process of trying to secure future dates and will publicise these as soon as possible. For those who have bought tickets please be advised that we will be in touch by telephone ASAP. Please do not phone our booking number as it is currently extremely busy and you may not get through.

Shame - here's what you could have seen..... This Sunday 12th September 2010 London Transport Museum are running two special heritage train journeys. I was lucky enough to travel on the art deco 1938 Tube train a few years ago.

1938 Art Deco Tour -  Mind the Gap

"The train has an elegant semi-streamlined exterior with flush fitted windows and air operated sliding doors controlled automatically by the train guard. This was all the last word in modernity in 1938 when most main line passenger trains were still steam hauled with slam door coaches". It's a great journey and was one of the last units to run in regular London Underground service until 1988 (just in case you wonder why there are a lot of 1970's and 1980's ads in the cars). Ticket prices and journey details are below:

£25 – 8:50 Ealing Broadway to Harrow on the Hill

£25 – 10:26 Harrow on the Hill to Amersham (via the North Curve)

£15 – 11:30 Amersham to Watford and back again

£20 – 12:57 Amersham to Harrow on the Hill and back again

£20 – 14:30 Amersham to Harrow on the Hill

All tickets include free travel on Sarah Siddons - the oldest working main line electric locomotive in Britain - subject to availability. You can can travel separately on this train as it makes special trips between Harrow-on-the-Hill and Amersham. "Engine no. 12 , Sarah Siddons, was built in 1922 and is the last operational Metropolitan Railway electric locomotive; the only surviving working engine out of 20 built by Metropolitan Vickers and named after real or fictitious people associated with the area served by the Metropolitan Railway. The engines had a top speed of 65 miles per hour." said London Transport Museum.

Sarah Siddons locomotive

Tickets for the Sarah Siddons only are £5.00 for adults and three quid for children.

Tickets must be booked in advance on 020 7565 7298. Full details and the timetable are on London Transport Museum's site.

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