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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Peppa Pig and George visit

26 August

The ever-popular Peppa Pig and George make a visit to the Epping Ongar Railway. It will be a great day out for all the family - especially the younger ones. GET YOUR TICKETS Peppa Pig and her brother, George, will be here on Bank Holiday Monday 26 August. Take a ...

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Autumn Diesel Gala

20, 21 and 22 September

THREE DAY EVENT FOR 2024 The diesel fleet come to the fore for three Autumn days of fantastic action over our challenging gradients! The home fleet, along with some interesting visiting locomotives come out to be put through their paces over some of the most challenging gradients in ...

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Evening Real Ale Trains

21 September

Join our evening services and enjoy a journey through the Essex countryside with Real Ale available from our on board bar! Operating as part of our Autumn Diesel Gala, the train will make a number of journeys between North Weald, Ongar and Epping Forest throughout the ...

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Fright Week Halloween services

26, 27, 29, 30, 31 October

Dare you ride the Ghost Train from North Weird? Dress up in your scariest outfit and join our full size ghost train as we promise some Hallowe'en fun with the living dead! Steam hauled train journey from North Weird - but beware the living dead aren't just ...

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Santa Specials

23, 24, 30 November; 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 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! TICKETS ON SALE EARLY SUMMER 2024 HE'S AGREED TO RETURN FOR 2024, SO IT'S ALL ABOARD FOR SANTA'S SPECIAL TRAIN! "This ...

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