Lady of Legend to join Leander’s farewell9th May 2024


Great news, the weather is looking fantastic for our final ‘Festival of Steam - Leander's Farewell’ weekend and you’re in for a further treat as by kind permission of Didcot Railway Centre recreated GWR Saint class locomotive 2999 Lady of Legend will be joining LMS Jubilee locomotive 45690 Leander on both Saturday and Sunday (11 and 12 May)!

Saint locomotive Lady of Legend Steam locomotive 45690 Leander

If you missed the past weekends, or got put off by the rain, this is your chance to get some beautiful views! Why not join us for a journey through the Essex countryside to experience the power of two stars of the steam locomotive world? 

It’s also your final chance to take a ride with Leander as the locomotive works its final services before a mandatory overhaul and return to working charter trains on the main line.

The Penny Salon gallery at Ongar station will also be open with your final chance to see the current “Monochrome Memories” photographic exhibition.

Our usual connecting vintage London bus services will operate from Epping underground station (Central Line, zone 6) and Shenfield station, and these are included in your great value fare.

There is no parking at our stations - please use public car parks in Ongar which are a short walk from the station, or use the vintage London bus service from Epping.

Tickets, train and bus times and more info.