District Line

  • Ryde Rail: A History of Tube Trains on the Isle of Wight

    Ryde Rail: A History of Tube Trains on the Isle of Wight

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    By Richard C Long ONE of the quirkiest and most interesting parts of the UK rail network is the line from Shanklin to Ryde Pier Head on the Isle of Wight.  Since 1967, the line has been operated using second-hand London Transport Tube trains, and this new book provides a thorough history of the island’s electric…

  • Farewell steam specials on District Line

    Farewell steam specials on District Line

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    STEAM specials were operated between Ealing Broadway and High Street Kensington as part of celebrations to mark the 150th anniversary of London’s District Line on June 22-23.  The event was also billed as the final opportunity to see the ‘Steam on the District’, because of planned signalling upgrades that make steam more difficult to operate. …

  • Coming up in Issue 253 of HR: Take the last Underground steam below central London

    Coming up in Issue 253 of HR: Take the last Underground steam below central London

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    THE timetable for District 150 – the last chance to travel on a steam train on London Underground beneath the heart of the capital – has now been published. As previously reported, the London Transport Museum and Transport for London will jointly celebrate 150 years of the Underground’s District line by running a series of…

  • Last steam trip tops bill in District line 150 celebrations

    Last steam trip tops bill in District line 150 celebrations

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    THE last steam-hauled passenger rides through the central section of London Underground will be run as part of a series of events to celebrate the District line’s 150th anniversary. The modernisation of signalling on the Hammersmith & City, District, Circle and Metropolitan lines means this will be the last time a steam train will be…

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