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Steam train on track for London Underground anniversary

Steam train on London Underground tracks. Photo: Transport for London

The first steam train to carry Tube passengers for over 100 years travelled along the track from Earl’s Court to Moorgate, early on Sunday morning in a test run for London Underground’s 150th anniversary celebrations in 2013.

Preparing steam train for anniversary celebrations. Credit: Transport for London

With railwaymen, VIPs and the media on board, the refurbished Met locomotive No1 carried only one first-class Metropolitan 353 carriage.

Steam train in action. Credit: Transport for London

The train was manufactured in 1892 and has a teak frame, red upholstered seats, huge windows, leather panels and gas light fittings.

Steam train on tracks. Credit: Transport for London

The recreated journey went through part of the route of the world’s first Underground journey, from Paddington to Farringdon, on January 9, 1863.

The steam service will run once more in the New Year, forming part of London Underground's anniversary celebrations.

First steam train to carry Tube passengers. Credit: Transport for London