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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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How much has Essex changed? A Penny Salon exhibition

18th April 2019

How much has Essex changed? We set the Essex Monochrome Group, who specialise in black & white photography a challenge - to see if they could take a series of pictures of classic Essex scenes taken in the 1950s and 60s and re-create the same scenes as they are today. Judge for yourself how ...

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Is this the longest Easter Egg Hunt on the edge of London?!

17th April 2019

Between the 19th and 22nd of April, Epping Ongar Railway’s beloved Bertie Bunny will be leading what could be the longest Easter Egg Hunt close to London. The egg hunt will run the length of the railway track from Ongar through to Coopersale, which is the length of 131,579 eggs placed end to ...

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Warship to visit the Epping Ongar Railway

2nd March 2019

We are delighted to welcome British Railways class 42 "Warship" diesel hydraulic locomotive D821 "Greyhound" to the Epping Ongar Railway this autumn, courtesy of the Diesel Traction Group. The locomotive is making a rare visit away from it's home base of the Severn ...

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