Steam on the Underground

On Sunday 13 January 2013 the newly restored Met Locomotive No. 1 made a special journey, bringing steam back to the line to celebrate the opening of the world’s first underground. Met Locomotive No. 1 pulled the beautifully restored Metropolitan Railway ‘Jubilee’ carriage No. 353 (built 1892) and the Chesham set of coaches, on loan from the Bluebell Railway. Metropolitan Railway electric locomotive No. 12 ‘Sarah Siddons’ also formed part of this train.
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Passengers arrive at Moorgate Tube station

Passengers arrive at Moorgate Tube station, during the anniversary of the London Underground, January

One of the brand new air conditioned Metropolitan Line trains has been decorated with a special design to celebrate the Tube's 150th birthday.

One of the brand new air conditioned Metropolitan Line trains has been decorated with a special design to celebrate the Tube's birthday.

One of the brand new air conditioned Metropolitan Line trains has been decorated with a special design to celebrate the Tube's 150th birthday.

One of the brand new air conditioned Metropolitan Line trains has been decorated with a special design to celebrate the Tube's birthday.

Celebrating steam in London's Underground! Shortly after 1pm on January 9 in 1863 the inaugural train pulled out of Paddington station to begin a 3.5mile journey under the capital's streets and into the history books...  From...  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2249372/Steam-train-returns-London-Underground-time-century-mark-150-years-Tube-opened.html#

Steam train returns to London Underground for the first time in a century to mark 150 years since the Tube was opened

Celebrating steam in London's Underground! Shortly after 1pm on January 9 in 1863 the inaugural train pulled out of Paddington station to begin a 3.5mile journey under the capital's streets and into the history books... From... http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2249372/Steam-train-returns-London-Underground-time-century-mark-150-years-Tube-opened.html#

The steam train arrives into Moorgate Tube station in a puff of glory

The steam train arrives into Moorgate Tube station in a puff of glory and noise 😀

The choo-Tube train: First steam train for over 100 years runs on London Underground

The choo-Tube train: First steam train for over 100 years runs on London Underground

Metropolitan Steam Locomotive Number which dates from pulled a restored original Victorian first-class carriage from Earl’s Court to Moorgate

This coming Sunday, London Underground will send a steam train along the original Metropolitan Line and parts of the District Line – so I wandered out to check where the best places will be to watch it.

This coming Sunday, London Underground will send a steam train along the original Metropolitan Line and parts of the District Line - so I wandered out to check where the best places will be to watch it.

A steam train arrives at Baker Street station as London Underground prepares to mark 150 years of the tube. Photo by Sarah Lee

Steam train back on tube track for 150-year anniversary celebrations

Steam train arrives at Baker Street station Inspector Sands then cut short the interview as the asset strippers had arrived at the former Underground's fully paid for Head Office, 55 Broadway , to turn it into a Casino for exiled Russians.

Steam Train on the London Underground - Video - Test Run for 150th Birthday Celebrations

Steam Train on the London Underground - Video - Test Run for Birthday Celebrations

Band in evening dress playing for passengers and spectators at Moorgate Tube station

Band in evening dress playing for passengers and spectators at Moorgate Tube station

The steam train leaves Kensington (Olympia) Tube station

The steam train leaves Kensington (Olympia) Tube station

The weekend's recreation followed some of the route of the world's first underground railway journey in 1863

Steam train returns to London Underground for the first time in a century to mark 150 years since the Tube was opened

Steam train returns to London Underground for the first time in a century to mark 150 years since the Tube was opened. Metropolitan Steam Locomotive No. 1 was built in 1898 at Neasden, London

Train stewards prepare for departure

Train stewards prepare for departure

Steam on London's Underground! No 1 was the last locomotive to be built at Neasden in 1898 by the Metropolitan Railway...  From...  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2249372/Steam-train-returns-London-Underground-time-century-mark-150-years-Tube-opened.html#

Steam train returns to London Underground for the first time in a century to mark 150 years since the Tube was opened

Steam on London's Underground! No 1 was the last locomotive to be built at Neasden in 1898 by the Metropolitan Railway... From... http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2249372/Steam-train-returns-London-Underground-time-century-mark-150-years-Tube-opened.html#

steam train on the underground!

Steam Train on the London Underground - Video - Test Run for Birthday Celebrations

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