Sunday 13th January 2013
Celebrating 150 years of the world's first underground railway from Paddington to Farringdon which opened in 1863. Steam once again returned to the tunnels of London in the shape of Metropolitan Railway E Class locomotive No.1.
The train began its commemorative journey at Kensington Olympia station in west London and headed to Moorgate in the hart of the city.
As the day started I made my way to Earl's Court. From there I made my way to the Tesco's car park in Shaftesbury Place and joined other steam enthusiasts who had braved the -1°C bitter cold weather to catch a glimpse of this majestic train.
At 09:55 the train departed from Olympia and headed into the tunnels and is seen passing myself and a gallery of 116.
Train 150, composed of:
Met No. 1
Metropolitan Railway milk van No. 4
Metropolitan Railway Jubilee Coach 353
Ashbury’s coaches 387, 412, 394, 368
No. 12 “Sarah Siddons
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