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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10th anniversary and steam gala

2, 3, 4, 5 June

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. Great Western Railway Hawksworth ...

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Evening Real Ale Trains

4 June

Join our evening services and enjoy a journey through the Essex countryside with Real Ale available from our on board bar! Enjoy travel on our evening train services - tickets allow travel on all services after from 16.45. The train will make a number of journeys between ...

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Father's Day Classic Car Show

19 June

The Father’s Day car show is being staged and organised by the MG Car Club Anglia Region, with members cars on show from Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Essex and Hertfordshire. The Anglia region is one of the largest of the 12 regions that make up the MG Car Club. Not just for ...

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Dinosaurs at the Railway

26 June and 14 August

Come and meet the roaring, walking dinosaur - he's normally very friendly, except when hungry! Learn "How to Train your Dinosaur!" and meet the baby dinosaurs on board the train! Join our train service to Ongar and meet the roaring, walking dinosaur! Baby dinosaurs ...

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Come and See The Gruffalo

3 July and 11 September

“Oh help! Oh no!” Every child’s favourite picture book character, the Gruffalo, has found his way to the Epping Ongar Railway. It will be a great day out for all the family - especially the younger ones. The Gruffalo will be making appearances throughout the day at the ...

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Real Ale Weekend

15, 16, 17 July

Enjoy a pint as you journey through the Essex countryside on our steam and diesel hauled trains! Our Real Ale Weekend takes on a different format this year. Our plans are still evolving, but put the dates in your diaries now! In order to manage capacity at this event, advance ...

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