Steam on the District 2019

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  1. Dstock7080

    Dstock7080 Established Member

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    https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/whats-on/events-calendar/heritage-vehicles-outings

    Ealing Broadway-High Street Kensington 22-23 June 2019
    First class £180, standard £150.

     
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  3. Crawley Ben

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    Ticket sales look sluggish in comparison to the last 38TS outing which sold out within 24 hours more or less. I'm surprised this steam outing isn't more popular.
     
  5. silverfoxcc

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    At 3.00 per minute i can see why!
     
  6. jumble

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    Considering we paid £40.00 each for 150th anniversary of the H&C line in 2014 which ran from Moorgate to Northfields I would tend to agree and am in no hurry to repeat the experience
    If they can fill the train at £150 good luck to them
     
  7. westv

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    Any particular reason for the very expensive fares? Does it include silver service dining or a concierge?
     
  8. class387

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    VERY expensive and a less interesting route - seems absolutely ridiculous to me.
     
  9. theblackwatch

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    Indeed, I was thinking similar...I thought I paid about £50 for a Moorgate-Hammersmith return journey (steam one way, Sarah Siddons the other). I wouldn't have paid what they're charging for this!
     
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    yeah what a rip off, £150, they are having a laugh :{:{
     
  11. Comstock

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    In the FAQ they claim they "have tried to make the ticket prices as competitive as possible, and have kept them at
    the same cost as those for the LU150 celebrations in 2013."

    However they make no secret of the fact that they are making a profit to help support the charitable work of the museum...

    Either way, very pricey.
     
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    Given that the museum needs to be operational and solvent to have events like this at all, I wouldn't describe it as profit, but simply a required overhead cost.
     
  13. Comstock

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    Yes I did think about putting the word profit in inverted commas.

    Either way though, this is still expensive for what it is.
     
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    Maybe compared with an event where it is prices at cost plus straight profit that goes into the pockets of those involved. Given the uniqueness of this run, plus the fact that it is likely to be the last steam in central London LU ever, it is priced more like those celebrity dinner functions designed purely to raise funds for charity.
     
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    I say this as a Friend of the Museum for many years and also a sporadic volunteer. Even with a Friends' discount (I'm not sure there is one on this event), most of the special events the Museum runs these days are too expensive for the average Joe/Josephine.
     
  16. jumble

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    I agree
    This is no longer value for money
    However if the market bears the costs then good on them


    To contrast I would rather spend our cash going to Brussels in 2 weeks
    They have a huge tram parade for their 150th
    Public Running on the original line with 20 or so vintage trams and a 2 hour English speaking tour of the city by vintage tram
    Cost of these rides etc once we are there
    All free of charge


    We did a lot of the things over the years but it is now priced over what we want to pay
    ( I am aware that some of these are nothing to do with LTM but they have the monopoly now)


    Original steam on the met
    Last A stock Ricky festival 2014
    353 on steam on the Met Amersham to Harrow
    Aldwych
    55 Broadway Open House
    150 years H and C
    Upminster depot open day
    Northfields depot open day
    Sarah Siddons a few times ( including once in about 1998 when she appeared on an ordinary service train for the Amersham open day)
    Jumble
     
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    Having missed earlier runs I fully intended to ride on one of these - until I saw the price.
    I expected they'd be around £80 and sell out very quickly. Instead I'll turn out for some photos; any recommended spots anyone?

    As it's almost a month since tickets went on sale, it's good to see that none of the trains are sold out suggesting that I'm not alone in voting with my feet. Looks like they might run with a few empty seats.
     
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    The A stock didn't run on Ricky week 2014 but it did in 2013.
     
  19. londonboi198o5

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    A

    You mention the cost of the tram even as free and
    Your going over to Brussels for that event

    Excellent and good luck as I imagine a lot of the locals will know about the event as well as other enthusiasts so good luck getting on one of the trams as your not 100 percent certain if getting in a tour.
     
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    You are quite correct about 2013
    It was only a fiver so great value
    As far as the tour goes I am not too concerned being well prepared having applied for 2 places and having received an email that contained 2 sets of the below


    Ticket pour: visite guidée en tram : tour en anglais
    RDV: Place Poelaert (arrêt de tram)
    Date jeudi 2 mai 2019 10:00
    Prix 0 €
     
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    Look forward to seeing pictures sounds like a fantastic event hope you have a great time
     
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    LU150 tickets weren't £150 in 2013, certainly not the one I bought anyway. Around £95 for 1st class IIRC.
     
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    Just to prove my earlier point, I have just received this in an email from the Friends of the transport museum:

    The Museum has kindly offered to the Friends eleven places on a walk through the tunnels of the Waterloo & City Line. This unique opportunity had been secured primarily for Museum Patrons, but a few spare places are available to interested Friends who respond quickly.
    The key details are:
    Date: Sunday 19th May (when no trains are running!)
    Time: 13.30
    Starting Point: Bank station (to walk to Waterloo)
    Cost: £100


    at which point I stopped reading.
     
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    £100 to walk through a tunnel!!
     
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    When I was the signalman at the Waterloo end during BR days we used to have to do a tunnel walk once every 6 months as part of the fire training refreshers............
     
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    Would the W&C not normally be totally deserted on a Sunday? To be honest, £1100 to open it up doesn't sound desperately profiteering.
     
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    The W&C is entirely closed on Sundays, and rostering takes account of this.
     
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    Exactly - so there will be actual costs associated with them opening it up for people to walk through, and they aren't going to be a whole lot less than the total cost of the tickets.
     
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    It's 11 "spare" tickets that they have offered to Friends members after the patrons have taken up the rest. The total income will be more than £1100.
     
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    Is this still going ahead as panned next weekend?
     
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    Yes it is.
     

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