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
30, 31 March; 1, 2 April
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 131,579 eggs placed end to end!
Upon arrival, children ...Read More
Spring Diesel Gala
28, 29 April
Class 08 locomotives 08738 and 08939 courtesy of Railway Support Services
our homefleet of 31438, 37029 and 03170
long term visitor 20001
further possible guest locomotives to be announced
New for 2018 will be brake van rides using 03170 into ...Read More
April Real Ale Train
Following the success of our Real Ale Trains last year, we're running even more this year!
Running as part of our Spring 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). ...Read More
PJ Masks Owlette and Gekko visit
5, 6 May
The first of our Character events for children, sees Owlette, Gekko and Catboy pay us a visit for the first time. The super heroes will be making personal appearances at intervals on each day.
Steam and diesel trains will be in operation between Epping Forest, ...Read More
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 ...Read More
London Transport Weekend
12, 13 May
The Railway has a long association with the Underground and London Transport stemming from its time as a part of the Central Line. This weekend is a celebration of all things London Transport. An intensive train service, hopefully featuring visiting locomotives with a London ...Read More