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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The Gruffalo visits

26, 27 August

Oh help! Oh no! It’s a Gruffalo! And he's coming to the Epping Ongar Railway! A great day out for all the family - especially the younger ones. Every childs favourite storybook character, The Gruffalo, has found his way to the Epping Ongar Railway. Our train tickets ...

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Classic Car Rally

2 September

The second of our one day classic car shows. Not just for the car enthusiast. Anyone who loves steam and diesel locomotives and buses will have a great day with us too. We are expecting an eclectic mix of some 70 classic, sports cars and other vehicles on our field at North Weald ...

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September Murder Mystery Evening

8 September

Morse or Miss Marple could do it. Can you? Why not join us for an evening of murder, mystery and mayhem as our professional actors from The Company Upfront present a new plot for 2018. We take you on a leisurely tour of the entire line from Epping Forest to Ongar whilst ...

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Reshaping and Beyond

9 September

This year's bus event, centred on North Weald station, marks 50 years since the Reshaping Plan that heralded the advent of new one person operated buses to London. This event features many of the new vehicle types that followed, together with many traditional ones from the "old ...

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Autumn Diesel Gala

15, 16 September

featuring: sole surviving Class 17 "Clayton" D8568, courtesy of the Diesel Traction Group the return to service of 47635 "Jimmy Milne" (subject to completion of roof repairs and repaint) long term visitor 20001 our homefleet of 03170, 31438 and 37029 other visitors ...

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September Real Ale Train

15 September

Following the success of our Real Ale Trains last year, we're running even more this year! Running as part of our Autumn Diesel Gala, with classic diesel traction at the helm, the train fare is just £10 for travel after 5pm (£5 for holders of our residents railcard). ...

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