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Date: Sunday 29 April 2018
Meeting point: Wembley Park
Time: 10:15 - 17:35
Tickets: Adults: £75 - 1st Class / £65 - Standard Class
*tour end time may vary dependent on travel times
This is a unique opportunity to travel from London to Quainton Road, home of the Buckinghamshire Railway Centre and returning to West Ruislip via Marylebone, hauled by diesel locomotive power. This trip will last for around 7 hours, where you’ll be travelling on both the London Underground the Network Rail during this journey and this will be the first time a Class 33 locomotive will run in passenger service on LU infrastructure. Customers tickets give you entry into Buckinghamshire Railway Centre www.bucksrailcentre.org
Customers will pick up the train at Wembley Park at 10:15 and travel non-stop, via Amersham to Quainton Road, arriving around 11:30. The train will remain at Quainton until 15:00, where there will be a special naming ceremony of the Class 20 locomotive. (possible opportunity for the train to visit Claydon Junction – TBC). You then continue the journey back down to Harrow-on-the-Hill, arriving at 16:15, where you can alight the train should you wish to. The journey runs fast, via Marylebone (no alighting) and arriving at West Ruislip at 17:35.
Vehicles & coaches used; South end Class 20 diesel locomotive 20227, Class 20 diesel locomotive 20142, 4TC coaches (for customers, with LTM Shop set up in Coach C), Class 33 locomotive 33012
10:15 – Wembley Park (depart)
11:30 – Quainton Road (arrive)
15:00 - Quainton Road (depart)
16:15 – Harrow-on-the-Hill (arrive, passengers may alight here)
16:17 – Harrow-on-the-Hill (depart)
17:35 – West Ruislip (arrive, all passengers alight)
Springtime Excursion: Horsepower to Motor Power
Date: Thursday 24 May 2018
Meeting point: Covent Garden
Time: 10:30 – 16:00
Tickets: Adults from £80; Concessions and LTM Friends from £75*
*tour end time may vary dependent on travel times, all tickets include a breakfast of hot drinks and pastries, a three-course lunch, and same day entry to the Museum
Celebrate our acquisition of the Leyland 1908 X2 type with a lecture and conducted bus tour on its history and restoration. The journey begins over breakfast at the Museum, with a talk on the X-type’s repair by esteemed conservator Mike Sutcliffe MBE. Afterwards be welcomed aboard a London Leyland RTL453 motorbus for a narrated tour along the original X2 route, stopping at the charming historic Holly Bush pub in Hampstead Heath for a three-course lunch.
Once back at the Museum, stay on to visit the X2 type and explore our world class collection. This event is suitable for ages 18+ only.