You might have heard rumblings about a beautiful old steam train (the Met Locomotive No 1 to be precise) being wheeled out to celebrate the first ever underground public passenger journey this Thursday 10. Well, the rumours are true and there are only a few tickets left to bag a precious place on what will be a train ride to remember. On January 13 and 20 the Met Locomotive No 1 will pull the coaches one way along the original Metropolitan Line and parts of the District Line (tickets cost £150 standard/£180 first class). On the way back, the Sarah Siddons electric locomotive will be pulling the train (these tickets are a tad more affordable: £50 standard/£80 first class). If you can’t afford one of the golden tickets (they are pretty pricey) or are too late, there will be other chances to catch these historic coaches. IanVisits has compiled a comprehensive guide to the best places to photograph the heritage steam trains or you could wait for one of the heritage runs later this year or see the beautiful old carriages at one of the depot open weekends on April 13/14.
For info, see ltmuseum.co.uk. Tickets are like gold dust so call 020 7565 7298 now to book.