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.

Please check our events pages to confirm whether our usual heritage buses will run in conjunction with these events as many of these bus services have been cancelled. 

View our Event Archive

October Multiple Unit services

Selected weekend days in October

Join us on selected Saturdays and Sundays throughout October as we "get back on track". Take a scenic ride through the Essex countryside and into the ancient Epping Forest on board our diesel multiple unit, which offers panaromic views. See how much wildlife you can spot, and ...

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Half Term Steam Days

28, 29, 30 and 31 October

Enjoy a family day out this October Half Term with our steam hauled train services! ADVANCE BOOKING ESSENTIAL Enjoy a family day out with a journey through the Essex countryside this October half term, as our steam hauled trains return on 28, 29, 30 and 31 October. All children will ...

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Epping Ongar Light Fantastic

Selected dates - 20 November to 2 January

NEW FOR 2020!! EXPERIENCE THE EPPING ONGAR RAILWAY LIKE YOU'VE NEVER SEEN IT BEFORE! A train with a twist - adorned with colourful lights Specially illuminated lineside displays The family winter experience you will not want to miss! This year has been a ...

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Santa Specials

28, 29 November, 5, 6, 12, 13, 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! ADVANCE BOOKING ESSENTIAL HE'S AGREED TO RETURN FOR 2020, SO IT'S ALL ABOARD FOR SANTA'S SPECIAL TRAIN! "This was by far the best ...

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New Year Steam Gala

1, 2 January 2021

(Photos: Owen Hayward and Andy Duncan) NEW FOR 2021 - OUR NEW YEAR STEAM GALA IS NOW A 2 DAY EVENT! Steam into the Forest this New Year with our steam hauled services. All our services today will be worked by steam locomotives and connecting heritage buses will run between ...

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