Upcoming Events

In addition to our regular steam and diesel hauled services, we also hold a number of exciting special events, from children's character days to enthusiast gala events. Santa pays a visit at Christmas too! Details appear below as our plans evolve. Tickets for these events can be booked from the event page.

For most events our connecting heritage bus services will operate from Epping Underground and Shenfield stations. Please check the event listing for details.

If there is no event shown on a particular date, do check our calendar as we may be running our standard steam and diesel hauled services.

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Epping Ongar Light Fantastic

Selected dates - 19 November to 9 January

THE WINTER EXPERIENCE THAT YOU WILL NOT WANT TO MISS! A train with a twist - adorned with hundreds of colourful lights Specially illuminated lineside displays On board narration and music The winter experience you will not want to miss! The ...

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Santa Specials

4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 December

Bring the family to see Santa on his special train with the fantastically festive Epping Ongar Railway Santa Specials! HE'S AGREED TO RETURN FOR 2021, SO IT'S ALL ABOARD FOR SANTA'S SPECIAL TRAIN! "This was by far the best Santa experience on a ...

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New Years Steam Days

1 and 2 January 2022

Steam into the New Year with two days of steam action. Great Western locomotives, L.92 and L.150, both in London Transport livery, will be operating the services on both days in top and tail formation. London Transport pannier L.92 Great Western ...

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From LT to LRT - Bus Event

20 February 2022

Our first bus event of 2022! The running day will take the theme of "From LT to LRT" and will feature vehicles operating additional routes through the glorious Essex countryside, with a dusk photo run.Further vehicles will be on display at North Weald ...

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10th anniversary gala

27, 28, 29 May 2022

We celebrate the 10th anniversary of the re-opening of our former London Underground line. Featuring: British Railways Standard 4 steam locomotive, 75069, making its first visit away from the Severn Valley Railway since 1994. Further visiting locomotives and ...

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