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