No visit to the railway is complete without visiting our Gift Shops at Ongar or North Weald. Our friendly volunteer team will be pleased to welcome and assist you!
However if you cannot make it to the railway, please have a look at our Mail Order page for a list of the products that we offer with mail order.
We have a wide selection of items available, all of which we have been careful to ensure that we offer quality gifts which appeal to the wider public with items suitable for ALL interests, ages and budgets, as well the more typical railway-themed items.
Forefront in our minds is the need to support local businesses and the economy. We therefore source, wherever practicable, from local suppliers including from Ongar itself; here you can find locally produced ice cream, which is truly delicious, in the Buffer Stop Café.
Cold drinks, ice cream, chocolates and snacks are always available from the Café, providing the traveller with refreshment when they reach the "end of the line".
We have exclusive gifts and mementoes to suit all ages and tastes, including pens, badges, fridge magnets, bookmarks, EOR shed plate cups, key-rings, books, notebooks, toys and much more... indeed you can even pick up a OO gauge model of GWR No 4953 "Pitchford Hall", or some other model railway items for your growing train set.
We also stock a large range of Thomas the Tank Engine, Peppa Pig and Paddington merchandise for the young and young at heart.
We also have a wide range of books (with a wide variety at discounted prices) and prints, including railway, the Holden F5 range, and bus themed books both covering the history of this area and further afield, as well as covering the history of the London Underground.
Newly published is "Isabel Finds A Home". Written by Robert Gillman - one of our own volunteers! - this book tells the story of our little Hawthorne Leslie saddle tank loco, and how she came to reside with us on the EOR. With beautiful illustrations by Alan Ward, and at just £6.99, this hardback book is suitable for children of all ages. Signed copies are available in our shops now, or through the Railway Cat Creations own website.
You can pick up a copy of the EOR Official Guide Book, a booklet of walks in the local area (produced in conjunction with local societies,) and the official EOR DVD, which looks behind the scenes at the restoration and operation of Essex's longest heritage railway.
Don't forget - we also offer a range of driver experience courses throughout the year, giving you or a loved one the chance to take to the footplate or cab of one of our mainline steam or diesel engines, tackling the gradients and handling the train under our experienced tutors.Why not also consider a gift of membership?