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Steam on the London Underground and Acton depot open day
« on: February 27, 2012, 10:56:54 PM »
Following The Hood's recent work on bringing old London Underground trains to life in Simutrans, I thought that some people might be interested in this video of a trial run of a steam locomotive at Baker Street station on the London Underground, being undertaken in preparation for possible actual runs next year as part of the 150th anniversary celebrations of the Underground.

Devotees of the Underground (and London transport generally) might also be interested in the Acton depot open day, on the 10th-11th of March, where a large collection of fascinating relic not usually on public display will be available for viewing.

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Re: Steam on the London Underground and Acton depot open day
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2012, 11:13:09 PM »
I thought that some people might be interested in this video of a trial run of a steam locomotive at Baker Street station on the London Underground
It was an interesting choice of locomotive too, the Beattie well tanks were at one point the oldest locomotive design operating on the UK rail network, down in darkest Cornwall.

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Re: Steam on the London Underground and Acton depot open day
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2012, 12:03:13 AM »
Nice - used to go to Steam on the Met when I was younger but that was always on the above ground sections. Does show why condensing locomotives are needed!

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Re: Steam on the London Underground and Acton depot open day
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2012, 12:37:36 AM »
Pictures here and here for those interested.

This is really exciting!

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Re: Steam on the London Underground and Acton depot open day
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2012, 10:48:16 PM »
Apparently, there are no condensing locomotives in serviceable condition, so the non-condensing Metropolitan E-class will have to be used. Even in 1863 this would not have been permitted!