*Probably. The Lindum Fayre on Sat 7 Dec about 0900 should have been hauled by 'Duchess of Sutherland'. A problem with the 'black box' data recorder (yes trains have those too) can't be fixed in time.
Probably 'Union of South Africa' will be repaired in time after an axlebox caught fire and will substitute. If possible an update will be posted if the steam locomotive does not run, but it could be decided Saturday morning...
Sun 8 Dec about 1020, details here, live times here. Engine is the new-build 'Tornado'. The train calls at Finsbury Park so Tornado should be accelerating and working hard through Harringay on its way to Lincoln.
A non-steam bonus - 'The Apprentice' two weeks ago used the handsome and luxurious Belmond British Pullman train to host the grafters' task.
Friday 5th at 0805 at Harringay station you can see it for real (less steam engine) as it heads to Lincoln for the day. It will use the curve off the Gospel Oak - Barking line alongside platform 2, northbound.
Lindum (old name), Lincoln, Lincoln - anyone would think it has a large and famous Christmas Market.
NO STEAM TRAIN on Saturday - the engine suffered a further mechanical problem on its way to London Friday afternoon. Sorry to tantalise everyone.
Thanks for the update. I was just going to tell my cousin who lives in Muswell Hill. He's got 2 very young grandkids & would love to show them a real steam loco in action. Thank you very much for these alerts and please carry on.
I caught the train passing at Hornsey, it was very dramatic! Thank you for letting us know that the train would be passing Gordon!