Tripping the Light Fantastic!8th October 2020
The Epping Ongar Railway has taken a bold step of putting on a dazzling light show on the rails for this winter. The innovative show which blends lights and music and lineside displays and a couple of other surprises was created especially for the Railway by Andrew Pooley of AJP Creative.
Dean Walton, General Manager said, “This year has been a truly awful one, with our Epping Ongar Light Fantastic we hope to bring some of the joy we have all missed. This exciting train will put North Weald on the map!”
Services will run on a number of evenings hauled by steam and diesel from 20 November. Tickets are priced at £20 a head sold in bundles of 2, 4 or 6. Sales of similar services have sold out elsewhere in the country. Tickets are now on sale and people are advised to book early.
Dean Walton continued, “More than ever the Railway relies on the income from events like these to pay for the maintenance of the bridges, locomotives, carriages and stations in addition to the restoration work undertaken by the loyal team of volunteers. Coming to this event means you are directly supporting our band of hard-working volunteers.”