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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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. See the cheeky little piggies at intervals on each day.It will be a great day out for all the family - especially the younger ones. Your train ticket entitles you to unlimited travel on our steam and ...

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Steam Gala

7, 8, 9 June

Our annual steam gala returns this June! An intensive service will operate over all three days, during which the engines will need to work hard on our challenging gradients. All trains will be running in conjunction with our fleet of Heritage ...

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June Murder Mystery Evening

15 June

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 2019. We take you on a leisurely tour of the entire line from Epping Forest to Ongar ...

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Fathers Day Classic Car Show

16 June

The first of our one day classic car shows. Not just for fathers or 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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1940s Steam Weekend

22, 23 June

RETURNING FOR 2019! Join us as we turn back the clock once again to the 1940s. Expect re-enactors around the railway, vintage vehicles and live entertainment across the weekend, with vintage steam engines in charge of the passenger services. Come along and enjoy the atmosphere of ...

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