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Spectacular Line-Up of Heritage Buses This Weekend

3rd September 2019

This Sunday, 8 September, the Epping Ongar Railway is celebrating two of London’s iconic bus types, the RT double decker which saw service from 1947 until 1979 and the RF single decker which first entered service in 1951 with the last examples withdrawn a week before the RT types in ...

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Visiting Hunslet Austerity to work steam services 30 August - 1 September

28th August 2019

Steam hauled services over the weekend of 30 August to 1 September will be operated by visiting Hunslet Austerity locomotive, 3890 . This was the last standard steam locomotive to be built for the UK (prior to recent new build steam locomotives) and was the 484th locomotive of the type ...

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All tracks led to beer and cider

3rd August 2019

Between Friday 19 July and Sunday 21, for the 7th time, North Weald station rang out to the sounds of clinking glasses and cheers as over 1800 people enjoyed the biggest beer festival, we have held yet. Despite some inclement weather on Friday, drinkers were not deterred and sampled many ales ...

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Summer in the Penny Salon

16th July 2019

You don't need to be a steam train buff to enjoy at first-hand the third of the steam aficionado Geoff Silcock's 'Best of the Best' trilogy "Into the Morning" at The Penny Salon Gallery at Ongar Station. He has saved much of his best free-wheeling photography until ...

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Special Brew for the Real Ale Festival

16th July 2019

The Epping Ongar Railway presents over 80 beers at its summer festival this weekend to celebrate both 60 years since the introduction of our class 31 diesel locomotive 31438 to traffic, and the 100th brithday of our dimuntive little saddle tank steam locomotive ...

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Two Notable Firsts

3rd June 2019

Over the first weekend in June the 339 bus service that connects the Epping Ongar railway to Epping Underground and Shenfield National Rail stations, saw the entry into service of RMA11 for the first time. RMA 11 prior to entering service. Photo: Keith Valla The vehicle was ...

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