Next year will mark the 160th anniversary of the Watford to St Albans Abbey branch line, and in celebration the Abbey Flyer Users’ Group is looking to organise steam specials to take place on the weekend of 5th and 6th May 2018.

The specials would most likely operate as a substitute for the regular London Midland electric service on a broadly hourly timetable, stopping at every station, running all day on either Saturday 5th May or Sunday 6th May or, depending on demand, both days.

Due to the lack of run-round loops the train would be a 4- or 5-coach formation ‘top-and-tailed’ by at least one, possibly two steam locomotives.

To assess the likely demand for such an event we are asking people to register their interest now, via the form below.

Steam Specials May 2018

Steam Specials May 2018

Register your interest here for buying tickets on Abbey Line 160th Anniversary Steam Specials in May 2018. By completing this form will we be better able to measure the likely demand for such an event. You will be placed on an advanced-notification list, however it does not commit you to buy any tickets, nor does it guarantee that you will be successful in securing them if and when they go on sale. Further details about the event will be issued nearer the time.