Former London Transport engineering vehicles join the fleet29th April 2022

Three former London Transport engineering wagons have arrived at the Epping Ongar Railway.

London Transport ballast wagons at the Epping Ongar Railway

Recently purchased from another heritage railway, the wagons will be used by our volunteer track maintenance team.

Dean Walton, General Manager said "These wagons will enable the Railway's volunteers to undertake track maintenance more efficiently. As the Railway operates on a route that was formerly part of the London Underground network, the wagons are a fitting addition to our collection of rolling stock".

London Transport Ballast wagons at the Epping Ongar Railway with steam locomotive Lonodon ransport Herring Ballast wagon at the Epping Ongar Railway

The wagons, numbered HW410, HW411 and HW436 were built in 1938 and 1965 and were given the type name “Herring”. They were ordered for use on planned extension works to London Underground and subsequently used on engineering duties, hauled by steam locomotives.