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Found these timings for Friday. I'm guessing moving the 4TC to Swanage Railway and the WCRC carriages to Southall.

Southall - Eastleigh http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/R57703/2017/06/30/advanced

Eastleigh - Swanage http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/K96311/2017/06/30/advanced

Swanage - Southall http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/K96312/2017/06/30/advanced

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Found these timings for Friday. I'm guessing moving the 4TC to Swanage Railway and the WCRC carriages to Southall.

Southall - Eastleigh http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/R57703/2017/06/30/advanced

Eastleigh - Swanage http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/K96311/2017/06/30/advanced

Swanage - Southall http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/K96312/2017/06/30/advanced

New timings, with the LE movement starting at Crewe:

Crewe - Eastleigh http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/O08596/2017/06/30/advanced

Eastleigh - Swanage http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/O08612/2017/06/30/advanced

Swanage - Southall http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/O08637/2017/06/30/advanced

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Steam On The Met confirmed (9 & 10 September).

Running between Amersham and Harrow. Featuring Met 1, 9466, 2 class 20s and the 4TC, plus the 1938 tube stock train. Info from https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/whats-on/events-calendar/heritage-vehicles-outings

Vintage Summer Steam

 

Date: Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 September in Metro-Land

 

Step back in time and enjoy journeys evocative of the early 20th century along with a pop-up vintage tea experience, when the Metropolitan No. 1 steam locomotive and the 1938 art deco Tube stock train run on the Metropolitan line between Amersham and Harrow-on-the-Hill.

 

The heritage vehicles will also include Steam Locomotive No. 9466, two class 20 diesel locomotives, and the 1950s ex British Rail coaches resplendent in their new London Transport red livery.

 

A selection of enticing tea and cakes served from delightful vintage crockery will be waiting on the station platform for day-trippers who purchase a tea room ticket. Little guests will have their own choice of tasty treats and drinks to choose from.

 

In true vintage style on Saturday 9 September The Susie Qs, a 1940s close-harmony trio, will be singing Andrew’s Sisters classics and performing the dance moves to match at Amersham station.  Costumed characters will bring the history of past travel to life at Amersham station and London Transport Museum’s pop-up shop will sell a range of Metropolitan line gifts.

 

On Sunday 10 September, passengers can take a free heritage bus ride from Amersham Station to Amersham Old Town where the town’s annual Heritage Day will take place, with live bands and performances, market stalls and a children’s area and fairground.

 

Journey times and ticket prices for the September Vintage Summer Steam event will be announced on Tuesday 25 July when ticket bookings open at www.ltmuseum.co.uk.

 

Epping Ongar Railway LT Weekend (15 & 16 July)

Timetables are now up. No loco roster as of yet.

Saturday: http://eorailway.co.uk/your-visit/timetables-and-fares/show-timetable.php?date=20170715

Sunday: http://eorailway.co.uk/your-visit/timetables-and-fares/show-timetable.php?date=20170716

 

L92 back in service at South Devon Railway (August)

L92 will be back in service in August. With L94 at Dartmouth Steam Railway it will be possible to see 2 LT Pannier Tanks in Devon in August and September.

South Devon Railway August Loco Roster http://www.southdevonrailwayassociation.org/News-and-Press-Releases/Loco-Roster-August-2k17.html

 

4TC at Swanage Railway for the Wareham service (Tuesdays - Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays until 3 September)

The 4TC has arrived at the Swanage Railway is in use on the Wareham service.

Pictures of the 4TC arriving at Swanage Railway https://www.facebook.com/swanagerailway/posts/1340689872646240

More info on the Wareham service http://www.swanagerailway.co.uk/wareham-timetableandfares

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Epping Ongar Railway LT Weekend (15 & 16 July)

Timetables are now up. No loco roster as of yet.

Saturday: http://eorailway.co.uk/your-visit/timetables-and-fares/show-timetable.php?date=20170715

Sunday: http://eorailway.co.uk/your-visit/timetables-and-fares/show-timetable.php?date=20170716

The EOR event page no longer shows a LT livered class 20 visiting. Instead Met 1 and GWR 6430 will be in use. I assume a home diesel loco will top and tail with the steam locos into Epping Forest.

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Dartmouth Steam Railway (15 & 16 July)

L94 will be in use during the Kingsbeer Festival according to http://national-preservation.com/threads/dartmouth-steam-railway.415834/page-21#post-1866027

 

The other loco in use on 14 & 15 July will be 75014, which was used for steam on the Met 95 & 96.

The Dartmouth Steam Railway Facebook page are reporting that L94 is only in use on 15 July. 75014 will be hauling all other steam services over the weekend, with D7535 hauling evening trains on 14 & 15 July https://www.facebook.com/dartmouthrailriver/posts/1540956425948650

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Steam and Tube On The Met trains 9 & 10 September

Departure times are now on the LTM ticket site.

 

1938 Stock:

  1. 10:15 Harrow-on-the-Hill to Amersham
  2. 11:21 Amersham to Watford return
  3. 13:21 Amersham to Watford return
  4. 14:27 Amersham to Watford return
  5. 15:52 Amersham to Ruislip

Steam:

  1. 10:20 Harrow-on-the-Hill to Amersham
  2. 11:42 Amersham to Harrow-on-the-Hill return
  3. 13:42 Amersham to Harrow-on-the-Hill return
  4. 15:27 Amersham to Ruislip
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Steam and Tube On The Met trains 9 & 10 September

Departure times are now on the LTM ticket site.

 

1938 Stock:

  • 10:15 Harrow-on-the-Hill to Amersham
  • 11:21 Amersham to Watford return
  • 13:21 Amersham to Watford return
  • 14:27 Amersham to Watford return
  • 15:52 Amersham to Ruislip
The 1938 Stock Tube trains are no longer on the ticket site.
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Epping Ongar Railway

August running dates for Met 1 at Epping Ongar.

 

Spa Valley Railway

LT Brake Van B560 will be used for Brake Van rides at the Spa Valley Railway from Groombridge station along the Ashurst Spur during the Diesel Gala (3-5 August) (please note that brake van rides are not operating along the Ashurst Spur on 6 August) and 20th Birthday Bash (26-28 August).

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Just a heads up for anyone planning to go to SOTM, the Metropolitan Line isn't running south of Wembley Park due to engineering work. If you are travelling through Central London your options are:

  • Jubilee Line to Wembley Park
  • Chiltern Railways to Harrow-on-the-Hill etc.
  • Piccadilly Line to the Uxbridge Branch
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After Steam On The Met, Met 1 has gone back to Quainton Road and will be in use this weekend. Info from http://www.bucksrailcentre.org/

 

 

THIS WEEKEND: Traction Engine Rally
Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th September
Special Event Steaming Day! Come and admire these fascinating machines parading around the site. Plus, steam train rides for all! Visit our railway museum, see the travelling post office, take a trip on the ride-on miniature railway, and watch the model railway. Enjoy steam train rides on our stunning flagship locomotive, Metropolitan 1, who is back in Quainton after several months visiting other railways. Rides run approximately every 20 minutes throughout the day.

Edit: Locos are Met 1 and Peckett 2087 according to a reply on https://www.facebook.com/BucksRailCentre/photos/a.207378352683511.52907.103974539690560/1488518944569439/?type=3&theater

 

I assume Up Yard for Met 1 and Down Yard for 2087

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Met 1 is in use at Buckinghamshire Railway Centre's steam gala on Sunday 1 October alongside GWR 9466, Andrew Barclay 699, Bagnall 2469 & Peckett 2087. More info http://bucksrailcentre.org/product.php/37/autumn-steam-gala

 

Met 1 will then return to Epping Ongar Railway alongside GNR 1744. Info from http://eorailway.co.uk/your-visit/whats-running/

 

Epping Ongar Railway will have a 'bigger and better LT Weekend' next year. Info from http://eorailway.co.uk/events/special-events/

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2018 events (please note these events have not been confirmed by TfL or LTM)

  • Class 20 tour to Quainton Road has been postponed to next year, according to the Class 20 Locomotive Society.
  • Steam between High Street Kensington and Ealing Broadway for the 150th anniversary of the opening of the Metropolitan District Railway, according to issue 233 of Heritage Railway Magazine.
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Met 1 has arrived back at Epping Ongar Railway, if I'm not mistaken facing Ongar. https://www.facebook.com/Eppingongarlocodept/photos/a.1460395604182012.1073741826.1460389087515997/2085500831671483/?type=3&theater

 

Some pictures of Sarah Siddons arriving at Eastleigh Works back in September http://www.carlswatson.com/Trains/Galleries%202017/Galleries%20201709/20170907ArlingtonEastleighWorks/index.html

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Epping Ongar Railway 2018 events are now listed on http://www.eorailway.co.uk/events/special-events-in-2018/

 

With Met 1 staying for most of the 2018 season, it should be in use for:

  • Steam Gala 8 - 10 June
  • London Transport Weekend 23 & 24 June
  • Victorian Weekend 30 June - 1 July

The London Transport Weekend is now listed on the EOR website as taking place on 12 & 13 May

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