Steam services replaced by diesel until further notice27th 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 put in place to allow us to continue to operate steam locomotives during the recent spell of hot weather, it is not possible to continue these on a longer term basis.

Our advertised services and events will continue to operate but a heritage diesel locomotive will be in operation in place of the steam locomotive.

Class 37 diesel locomotive hauling an Epping Ongar Railway train

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