Upcoming Events

In addition to our regular steam and diesel hauled services, we have special events on some weekends. Details appear below as our plans evolve. Tickets for these events can be booked from the event page.

Our usual heritage buses will run in conjunction with these events making it easy to reach us from Epping Underground and Shenfield National Rail stations (the Shenfield bus does not run for some events as detailed on the event page). 

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Real Ale Festival

20, 21, 22 July

With a theme of the end of steam in 1968, our 6th Real Ale Festival will be held between 20 and 22 July, in association with the Campaign for Real Ale. The event has grown over the years and we expect this trend to continue - expect more beers, lots of trains and more ...

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PAW Patrol visit

4, 5 August

Chase, Rubble, Skye and Marshall Visit the Epping Ongar Railway! A great day out for all the family - especially the younger ones. Your favourite characters from Paw Patrol, Chase, Skye, Marshall and Rubble visit over two fantastic days and will be making appearances throughout the day at the ...

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Special Events in 2018

As well as our regular steam and diesel train service, and connecting heritage buses, we have lots of great events lined up for 2018. Dates of all our planned events are below. Look out for four great character visits as Peppa Pig and George, The Gruffalo and Chase ...

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August Real Ale Train - with added steam!

10 August

Following the success of our Real Ale Trains last year, we're running even more this year! With both steam and diesel traction at the helm, the train fare is just £10. (£5 for holders of our residents railcard). We plan to have a selection of local real ales and 2 ...

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Vintage Steam Weekend

11, 12 August

We'll have a wonderful collection of steam traction engines big and small on display and moving around North Weald station - an excellent mid-Summer day out. Steam and Diesel train services too! The following full size engines are booked to visit Fowler Road loco - Sir ...

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Family Fun Day

18, 19 August

New for 2018 is our' Family Fun Day' - as much fun as a day by the seaside but with steam trains and vintage buses! Moreover getting to the Epping Ongar Railway by public transport couldn't be easier. So, avoid the queues to the coast and take the Central Line tube to Epping or National ...

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