Huge Metropolitan Railway steam train replica appears in city center

A ‘tired’ grassy edge in Amersham has been revamped – with an impressive replica of a Metropolitan Railroad train now standing proudly on it.

Many residents have wondered why train tracks have appeared on the grassy edge at Oakfield Corner across from the NatWest shore in recent weeks.

But now an impressive replica of a Metropolitan Railway locomotive has also been installed, paying homage to the city’s ties to the historic railway line while giving the grass edging a much needed facelift.

Amersham City Council has been working with the original Chesham Bois Scout Chiefs on the project for about two years.

The train was set up with the help of Nic Kennedy, owner of Amersham MOT at Plantation Road and the 1st Chesham Bois Scout Group on September 18th.

The City Council said: “Needless to say we would like to sincerely thank the leaders of the 1st Chesham Bois Scout Group, Nic in Amersham MOT (for transporting the train) and Mr. and Mrs. Howland (for storing the locomotive) .

“What a community we have here in Amersham.”

The new display was praised by residents, with one calling it an “incredible addition to downtown.”

There are still a few final preparations to be made, so the protective fence around the site will stay a bit longer – but you can visit now to marvel at the impressive Metropolitan 1 scale model and an improved path.

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