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Steam services replaced by diesel until further notice

27th July 2022

Due to the continued dry weather, we have taken the difficult decision to suspend the use of steam locomotives until further notice. As the locomotives have to work hard over our gradients, there is an increased risk of lineside fires caused by cinders escaping. Although mitigation measures were ...

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Epping Ongar Railway runs Memory Train

16th July 2022

The Epping Ongar Railway has teamed up with Epping Open Gardens and Epping Forest District Council (EFDC) to provide a 'Memory Train' for people affected by dementia. The idea started in 2019 with the aim of running a charter service that would provide both the means of ...

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Real Ale Weekend Service update

14th July 2022

Service update for this weekend (15 to 17 July). A special timetable is in operation this weekend for our Real Ale Weekend. Due to the forecast high temperatures and the ensure the health and safety of our volunteer crews we have taken the decision not to operate a steam locomotive on Sunday ...

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Tenth anniversary celebrated in style

6th June 2022

The Epping Ongar Railway held a 10th Anniversary Steam Gala over the long Platinum Jubilee weekend. The event started with the arrival of Pitchford Hall (4953) at North Weald on 2 June at 10:15 accompanied with music and a large group of well-wishers including staff and volunteers from the ...

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Up to 5 engines in steam for 10th anniversary gala

28th May 2022

The Epping Ongar Railway is delighted to announce that, subject to testing and availability of crews, diminutive Hudswell Clarke steam locomotive "Isabel" will be appearing at our 10th anniversary steam gala taking place over the Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend from 2 to 5 ...

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10th anniversary steam gala update

26th May 2022

80078 to replace 9466 at 10th Anniversary Gala Due to essential maintenance being required we have been informed that Hawksworth Pannier tank locomotive, 9466, will no longer be able to take part in our 10th anniversary gala from 2 to 5 June. However, with grateful thanks to the owner, we are ...

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