1940s Weekend15, 16 June

Visit the Epping Ongar Railway for a taste of life in the 1940s!

1940s Steam Weekend

Come and step back in time with us, immerse yourself in a flavour of what a rural British steam railway could have appeared in the height of summer, as 'forties-dressed civilians and British and Allies military personnel, Home Guard, ARP Wardens, American GIs and other re-enactors mingle with passengers, and period road vehicles to and fro.

Ride on our beautifully preserved fleet of vintage buses, included in your fare! Stations and passenger trains will be specially adorned and decorated.

Passengers are encouraged to come dressed in 1940s style civilian clothing. 

1940s weekend Dancing 1940s style

Steam and diesel trains will be in operation between North Weald, Epping Forest and Ongar, together with connecting vintage London buses from Epping Underground station and Shenfield stations. These, and all the other attractions, are included in our great value fares!

Getting to us

It's easy to get to us via the London Underground and Elizabeth Line and Greater Anglia services. Our inclusive vintage London buses will run from right outside the front of Epping Underground station (Central Line, zone 6) and from Shenfield station (for Elizabeth Line and Greater Anglia services), connecting with our train services at North Weald and Ongar stations. 

There is only limited car parking for disabled passengers at our stations, which must be booked in advance. Public car parks are available in Ongar (charges may apply), a short walk from the station (use postcode CM5 9AB); Alternatively passengers may park at Epping Station (charges apply) and join our vintage London bus service (use postcode CM16 4HW). 

The bus services are included in your great value fare.

More details about how to get to us

Keep an eye on this page for further details as our plans evolve. 

North Weald in the 1940s A final farewell on the train


Fares to be announced

Children under 3 are free - no ticket needed!

Tickets are valid all day long and offer unlimited travel on all our steam and diesel trains and vintage London buses on the date of your visit. 

Further details to be announced!

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