Three London Transport liveried locomotives working together this October!12th September 2021
The Epping Ongar Railway is please to annouce that class 20 diesel locomotive, 20227, will be paying a short visit this October. The locomotive, in the striking London Transport maroon livery will be in action working trains over the former London Underground route between Epping Forest and Ongar, during the Railway's London Transport Weekend from 8 to 10 October inclusive.
It completes the rare sight of a trio of similarly liveried locomotives working during the event as it joins previously announced London Transport and former Great Western Railway pannier tank steam locomotive L.92, and former Great Western Railway prairie steam locomotive L.150.
20227 visits courtesy of the Class 20 Locomotive Society, owners of sister locomotive, 20001, which is resident on the Railway. The last-built class 20 locomotive has worked extensively on the London Underground network, and has been repainted in London Transport livery by its owners in recognition of this. IT carries the name "Sherlock Holmes" and a 221B shedplate!