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).
View our Event Archive
Spring Diesel Gala
27, 28 April
the return to traffic of 47635 following roof repairs and a repaint - CONFIRMED AS RUNNING FOR THE FIRST TIME IN OVER 2 YEARS!
class 25, D7612, courtesy of South Devon Diesel Traction
our homefleet of 20001, 31438 and 37029
This is the ...Read More
April Real Ale Train
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 ...Read More
Dinosaurs at the Railway
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 ...Read More
PJ Masks visit
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 ...Read More
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 ...Read More
7, 8, 9 June
Our annual steam gala returns this June!
Caledonian Railway 419, courtesy of the Scottish Railway Preservation Society
United States Army Transportation Company S160 Class, 5197, courtesy of the Churnet Valley Railway and the owners Batt Holden Limited
Hawthorn ...Read More