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Two new steam locomotives join the Epping Ongar Railway fleet

9th February 2021

The Epping Ongar Railway has welcomed two new members to the steam locomotive fleet. Numbers 56 and 63 are Robert Stephenson and Hawthorn saddle tank locomotives which worked at the Stewarts and Lloyds Minerals Ltd quarry at Harringworth, near Corby. A total of nine saddle tank ...

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We'll be back back later in 2021

31st January 2021

All Epping Ongar Railway services are currently suspended. The current Coronoavirus pandemic means we will be unable to operate our usual February half term services. The staff and volunteers in the Management team are keeping an eye on developements with a view to assessing what form of ...

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Services in December and January

20th December 2020

With our part of Essex now falling under tier 4 of the latest government restrictions we have no option other than to cancel our services planned for December and January with immediate effect. We will be in contact with all passengers who have booked to travel with us over this period, in ...

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Seasonal job opportunities

20th November 2020

With the demands of the Coronavirus we’re looking for good cleaning staff who can help our volunteers to keep our stations, trains and platforms spotless during our busy Christmas season. The duties will involve cleaning our trains, toilets and assisting with kitchen duties to a good ...

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Services Suspended until 2 December

4th November 2020

Following the Government's announcement on 31 October regarding new Covid-19 restrictions, the Epping Ongar Railway will close to the public until 2 December. Unfortunately this will impact the start of our popular Epping Ongar Light Fantastic trains and our planned Santa Special ...

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Epping Ongar Railway Receives Lifeline Grant from £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund

9th October 2020

The Epping Ongar Railway has received a grant of £98,000 from the Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage. The grant will be used to adapt the Railway’s rolling stock, till systems to allow us to move to a cashless process and waiting areas for visitors. Some of the grant will be used to pay ...

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