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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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4270 to appear at Steam Gala

28th May 2019

GWR 2-8-0T 4270 will be appearing at our Steam Gala on 7, 8 and 9 June. We are grateful to Icons of Steam and the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway for allowing the brief visit of the locomotive built in 1919 and designed to haul heavy coal trains in South Wales. We’re sure it will feel ...

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The Last Beasts of Man Return - in black and white!

2nd May 2019

THE LAST BEASTS OF MAN ARE RETURNING - IN BLACK & WHITE - AFTER 40 YEARS ... Throughout May, the Penny Salon Gallery at Ongar station is presenting the second in a trilogy of the best in black and white photography by Geoff Silcock. British Railways dispensed with main line steam ...

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