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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Easter Egg Hunt

19, 20, 21, 22 April

Easter Bunny Activity train Facepainters Epping Ongar Railway’s beloved Bertie Bunny will be leading what is probably the longest Easter egg hunt in Essex. Running the length of the railway track, from Ongar through to Coopersale, the distance covered is equivalent to ...

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Spring Diesel Gala

27, 28 April

featuring: the return to traffic of 47635 following roof repairs and a repaint (subject to successful testing) class 25, D7612, courtesy of South Devon Diesel Traction our homefleet of 20001, 31438 and 37029 This is the first of our ever popular Diesel ...

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April Real Ale Train

27 April

Following the success of our Real Ale Trains last year, we're running them again this year! Running as part of our Spring Diesel Gala, with classic diesel traction at the helm, the train fare is just £12 for travel after 5pm - with a small discount if booked more than ...

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Dinosaurs at the Railway

5 May

NEW FOR 2019! Come and meet Dexter, the walking, roaring baby Tyrannosaurus Rex dinosaur! Take the train to Ongar where Dexter will be performing at intervals. Meet the baby dinosaurs aboard the train. Follow the dinosaur trail and take the train into the ...

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PJ Masks visit

6 May

Take a steam train ride through the Essex countryside and meet Owlette and Romeo from PJ Masks! The first of our character events for children, sees the excitement of Heroes vs Villains! Owlette and Romeo will be making personal appearances at intervals during the ...

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Peppa Pig and George visit

26, 27 May

Our second character visit, sees the ever popular Peppa Pig and George make another visit. Take a ride on our steam and diesel trains and see the cheeky little piggies at intervals on 26 and 27 May. It will be a great day out for all the family - especially the younger ones. Your train ...

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