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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Steam Gala

8, 9, 10 June

featuring: United States Army Transportation Company S160 Class, 5197, courtesy of the Churnet Valley Railway and the owners Batt Holden Limited other visitors to be announced. Photo of 5197: Frank Richards An intensive service will operate over all ...

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June Real Ale Train with steam

9 June

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

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June Murder Mystery Evening

16 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 2018. We take you on a leisurely tour of the entire line from Epping Forest to Ongar whilst ...

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Father's Day Classic Car Show

17 June

The first of two one day classic car shows. Not just for Fathers! 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 Station. Further ...

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Victorian Weekend

30 June, 1 July

Join us for some Victorian fun and antics designed to ever so slightly take you back to the golden age of Queen Victoria! Mr David Oxley brings the Palace of Curiosities back to the Epping Ongar Railway - come to marvel at the Marcus Island Mermaid and other delights from around ...

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Real Ale Festival

20, 21, 22 July

Our 6th Real Ale Festival will be held between 20 and 22 July. The event has grown over the years and we expect this trend to continue - expect more beers, lots of trains and more fun in 2018! Our bars will be open from 12.00 each day with late closing on Friday and ...

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