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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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Carriage arrives on loan

1st April 2023

The Epping Ongar Railway has received an additional passenger carriage on loan for the 2023 season. The British Railways Mark 1 carriage, dating from 1958, numbered 35207, is of a type known as a Brake Corridor Second (BSK), seats 32 passengers in 4 compartments and will allow the ...

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First visiting locomotives for steam and diesel galas announced

15th March 2023

The Epping Ongar Railway can reveal details of the first visiting locomotives to attend its steam and diesel galas in 2023. The steam gala, from June 23 to 25, will see British Railways Hawksworth pannier tank locomotive 9466 pay a visit to the steeply graded line, whilst the diesel gala, from ...

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All routes led to success

8th March 2023

The Epping Ongar Railway train and heritage bus services attracted over 2,500 people over the February half term week between 15 and 19 February. With child fares at just £1, passengers were able to enjoy a steam hauled ride through the Essex countryside on part of the former London ...

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