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EOR to welcome 2999 Lady of Legend for Steam Gala

6th December 2023

London’s heritage railway to welcome recreated Saint class locomotive 2999 “Lady of Legend” for its 2024 Steam Gala The Epping Ongar Railway has announced the first visiting locomotive for its 2024 Steam Gala. Great Western Railway (GWR) Saint class locomotive, 2999 ...

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Diesel replaces steam on 9 and 10 September

6th September 2023

Due to the forecasted high temperatures, to ensure the health and safety of our volunteer crews, and to minimise the risk of lineside fires during the prolongued dry period, our steam services will be operated by a diesel locomotive this weekend, Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 September. This includes ...

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Biggest diesel gala to date with 9 locomotives in action

10th August 2023

The Epping Ongar Railway is preparing for its biggest diesel event to date, with 9 locomotives expected to star at its Autumn Diesel Gala being held between 22 and 24 September. Class 25 locomotive, D7659 (25309) has already been announced as a visiting locomotive, and it will be joined by two ...

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All Hail the Ale

18th July 2023

This coming weekend, 21-23 July, our beer festival returns with the added support of CAMRA for the first time since 2019. The festival organising team have made some changes to the arrangements for this year which we’re all very excited about. Introducing the cask chalet & keg shed ...

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Pendennis Castle to operate services this weekend

28th June 2023

This weekend there is another chance to travel behind visiting castle class locomotive 4079 Pendennis castle at the Epping Ongar Railway! Perhaps you missed it at our steam gala, or just want more rides with the locomotive? We’re delighted that Pendennis Castle will be operating our ...

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Great Western Railway rival to Flying Scotsman to visit for Steam Gala

5th May 2023

The Epping Ongar Railway is delighted to announce that the Great Western Railway "Castle" class steam locomotive, 4079 Pendennis Castle is to visit for its Steam Gala event between 23 and 25 June. The Castle Class 4-6-0 locomotive is one of the most celebrated locomotive types of the ...

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