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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Evening Real Ale Trains

4 and 25 May, 15 June, 21 September

Join our evening services and enjoy a journey through the Essex countryside with Real Ale available from our on board bar! The train will make a number of journeys between North Weald, Ongar and Epping Forest throughout the evening. We plan to have a selection of local real ...

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1940s Weekend

15, 16 June

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

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Classic Car Show

7 July

Soak up the nostalgia of yesteryear with a wide selection of classic cars on display at North Weald. Not just for the car enthusiast - anyone who loves steam and diesel locomotives and buses will have a great day with us too. We are expecting an eclectic mix classic, sports cars and other ...

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Real Ale and Cider Festival

26, 27 and 28 July

Our Real Ale Festival returns from 26 to 28 July, for its 11th year! Over 70 Real Ales and 15 Real Ciders Leave the car at home! Connecting vintage London bus service from Epping station (London Underground Central Line, zone 6) and Shenfield on all days Heritage ...

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Vintage Steam Weekend

17, 18 August

Join us for a weekend of vintage steam We'll have a wonderful collection of steam traction engines big and small on display and moving around North Weald station - an excellent mid-Summer day out. Our steam and diesel trains will be operating together with our vintage London bus ...

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Autumn Bus Event

1 September

Our popular Autumn bus event returns for 2024. Expect a wide selection of vintage London vehicles, plus possibly some interesting guests, on display and in service operating additional routes in the local area. Our steam and diesel train services will also be in operation, together ...

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