Hey all, I was talking to someone about what sort of locos used to run on the underground, and I remember someone saying a Class 14 may have run may years ago. Obviously, there were 66s and 20s fairly recently along with the class 33 on the special to aylesbury.
Were any other 'odd locos' ever used on the LU network or shunting locos ever used for anything? (08 at a coal power station maybe?)
Sorry, I do not know dates, times etc. But this may still help.
At least on some journeys the experimental British Railways Gas Turbine locomotive was used on services out of Marylebone which were routed via Amersham, also I feel sure that a HST has travelled to Marylebone via Amersham.
At least one experimental self-propelled diesel train was evaluated on the Chesham branch in the days before it was electrified.
In the 1990s there was a railtour using Class 205 diesel units on the Metropolitan line, including what by then was the Jubilee line to Stanmore.
I think it was Class 25s which took over from steam locos on goods services on former mainline routes on the Northern and Central lines. I believe that these also hauled some of the summer excursion trains from Loughton to various destinations, including south coast seaside towns. I do not know if summer excursions also ran from High Barnet or Edgware via Mill Hill East after WW2. Alexandra Palace would have been out of scope here, as whilst electric rails were installed they were never energised and the route never saw electric trains.
I do not know whether steam or diesel locos hauled the Railway Correspondence & Travel Society (RCTS) special to Edgware via Mill Hill East before the section between Edgware & Mill Hill East was closed.
Then there were the BR diesel multiple units which ran to Epping on what were nominally staff trains until early 1970. Possibly these are what later became known as Class 105. Their destination blinds are reputed to have included places such as Epping and Ongar, as if the passenger services to these places had not been transferred to electric tube trains in the late 1940s.
There were coal trains into South Harrow gas works which had to reverse at Rayners,
and the steam workings through Turnham Green and Hammersmith to Lillie Bridge are well documented somewhere on these boards
The next "station", if you can call it a station, will be Castlebar Park which was a nice place until 1935. Now, only leave the train here if you wish to use the "shelter" to pee in. Everyone else seems to.
Class 25s would be unlikely on the Northern or Central as they were never common on the Eastern Region, and the depots most likely to have duties on those branches would have been Finsbury Park and Stratford.
I have seen a photo of a class 15 shunting at a station on the Northern Line. Also an early Metro Cammell unit (outwardly similar to a class 101) at Loughton.