Daily Archives: January 14, 2013

LU150…

This month is the 150th anniversary of the London Underground opening and in celebration this Sunday and next there have been some steam specials running on the District/Circle from Kensington Olympia to Moorgate. I may have snuck up to High Street Kensington to catch the first couple of runs…

It was suitably busy at the station, but I think it was worth going up… I mean, when are we likely to see this again…?? Well… apart from next Sunday, obviously!!
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Incidentally, the vintage electric locomotive is named ‘Sarah Siddons’ and is apparently named after a Welsh actress (5 July 1755 – 8 June 1831) who amongst other things is known for fainting at the sight of the Elgin Marbles…
Sarah Siddons