Festival of Steam27, 28 April, 4, 5, 6, 11, 12 May

Join us for three weekends of big steam action, featuring star guest locomotives, our challenging gradients and a final farewell!

Over the three weekends the following locomotives will feature:

  • STAR GUEST LOCOMOTIVE, London Midland and Scottish Railway, Stanier Jubilee class locomotive 45690 LEANDER making its last steamings of its current boiler certificate, courtesy of the Beet family
  • Guest locomotive, recreated Great Western Railway Saint class locomotive 2999 LADY OF LEGEND, courtesy of the Great Western Society
  • Great Western Railway Hall class locomotive 4953 Pitchford Hall
  • Great Western Railway priarie locomotive, L150 (5521) in London Transport maroon livery
  • Hawthorn Leslie 0-6-0 saddle tank, number 3437 "Isabel"

Some locomotives will only operate on certain days. See individual events for details.

All trains will be running in conjunction with our fleet of vintage London buses, which will provide connections with Epping Underground (Central Line, zone 6) and Shenfield National Rail stations.

The Penny Salon gallery at Ongar will be showing a photographic exhibition entitled "Monochrome Memories - Everyday to artform". Admission is free. 



What's happening each weekend?

Select the options below to see what's happening on each weekend. Tickets for each weekend are available seperately and can be purchased from the individual page below.  

27 and 28 April
Saint and Hall Weekend

Saint class locomotive 2999 Lady of LegendA Great Western weekend, sees recreated Saint class locomotive 2999 Lady of Legend and our own Hall class locomotive, 4953 Pitchford Hall, working our services. Expect to see both locomotives working trains on their own and double headed. 

More info and tickets

4, 5 and 6 May
Steam Gala Weekend

Steam locomotive LeanderAll 5 locomotives are expected to be in action with an intensive service operating, including trains into the evening on Saturday

More info and tickets

11 and 12 May
Leander's Farewell

Steam locomotive Leander
This weekend will see LMS Jubilee 45690 Leander working its final services on its current boiler certificate. Join us for a farewell weekend. It is expected that Leander will be joined by another of our home fleet of locomotives. 

More info and tickets