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A record year in 2018!

14th January 2019

2018 was the best ever year for passengers on the Epping Ongar Railway The Epping Ongar Railway carried 41,804 passengers in 2018, higher than the previous record of 41,125 set in 2016. The passenger numbers in 2018 were boosted by a record numbers of passengers travelling on the Santa Specials. ...

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Exciting 2019 Programme Announced

22nd December 2018

The Epping Ongar Railway has confirmed that the Metropolitan Railway E Class 0-4-4T, “Metropolitan Number 1”, will be staying for another year. The locomotive will feature in a number of special events throughout the year as the Railway develops its commercial offering beyond ...

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Steam locomotive 80078 pays a return visit

30th November 2018

Former British Railways Standard Class 4 tank locomotive 80078 has returned to the Epping Ongar Railway to work Santa’s special trains throughout December. Built at Brighton works, and a former stalwart of the London Tilbury and Southend line, the local locomotive will also be ...

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Penny Salon Photographic Competition Winner Announced

21st November 2018

During October the Penny Salon presented the first part of Geoff Silcock's trilogy of 'best of' photographs entitled And the Night Comes on. The public were asked to vote for their favourite three photographs from the forty on display and a competition was held to see who would come ...

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Penny Salon Gallery to welcome its 5000th visitor

11th October 2018

5,000th Visitor Set to Come to the Penny Salon It is expected that the 5,000th visitor will come to the Epping Ongar Railway’s Photo Gallery, The Penny Salon, on Saturday 13 October. The present exhibition, which was opened by the Railway’s General Manager, Dean Walton, on 6 October ...

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The Night Comes On in the Penny Salon

5th October 2018

The first part of Geoff Silcock's trilogy of his best photographic work - 'And the Night Comes On' starts this weekend in the Penny Salon Gallery at Ongar Station, and will continue until the end of October. This features black and white and later colour photographs spanning a ...

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