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How much has Essex changed? A Penny Salon exhibition

18th April 2019

How much has Essex changed? We set the Essex Monochrome Group, who specialise in black & white photography a challenge - to see if they could take a series of pictures of classic Essex scenes taken in the 1950s and 60s and re-create the same scenes as they are today. Judge for yourself how ...

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Is this the longest Easter Egg Hunt on the edge of London?!

17th April 2019

Between the 19th and 22nd of April, Epping Ongar Railway’s beloved Bertie Bunny will be leading what could be the longest Easter Egg Hunt close to London. The egg hunt will run the length of the railway track from Ongar through to Coopersale, which is the length of 131,579 eggs placed end to ...

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Warship to visit the Epping Ongar Railway

2nd March 2019

We are delighted to welcome British Railways class 42 "Warship" diesel hydraulic locomotive D821 "Greyhound" to the Epping Ongar Railway this autumn, courtesy of the Diesel Traction Group. The locomotive is making a rare visit away from it's home base of the Severn ...

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Epping Ongar Railway - 25 years in the making!

22nd January 2019

All of us at Epping Ongar Railway would like to wish everyone the very best for 2019, and hope that you will join us during the year and enjoy some of the fantastic events we have lined up. But why '25 Years In The Making'? In 1994, London Transport withdrew services from the ...

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A record year in 2018!

14th January 2019

2018 was the best ever year for passengers on the Epping Ongar Railway The Epping Ongar Railway carried 41,804 passengers in 2018, higher than the previous record of 41,125 set in 2016. The passenger numbers in 2018 were boosted by a record numbers of passengers travelling on the Santa Specials. ...

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Exciting 2019 Programme Announced

22nd December 2018

The Epping Ongar Railway has confirmed that the Metropolitan Railway E Class 0-4-4T, “Metropolitan Number 1”, will be staying for another year. The locomotive will feature in a number of special events throughout the year as the Railway develops its commercial offering beyond ...

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