Filming and Chartering a Train
Epping Ongar Railway is situated just 3 minutes drive from Junction 7 of the M11, and 5 minutes from Junction 27 of the M25, making it the closest private railway to London, yet runs for 6.5 miles through unspoilt Essex countryside and forest, running between original 1865 stations.
We offer the ideal filming location or stills backdrop and you can even hire your own train for a special occasion or charity fundraiser. We also offer rail training facilities and vehicle testing and demonstration facilities. Please select the links for further details which will take you through to our dedicated railwayforhire website.
You can also view excerpts from previous productions that have been filmed on EOR.
We have both a large station and a smaller country station beautifully back-dropped with trees and open fields. The stations have been restored into accurate period colours, condition and atmosphere, complete with open fires.
We have platforms which have been used to represent a wide range of periods, including a modern platform which could easily be anywhere in the country. In addition to the stations, we have a fleet of both heritage and modern rolling stock, signalboxes and many unique lineside areas, embankments, bridges, and even a completely controllable level crossing not located on a public highway.
We have a sister company with a fleet of heritage London buses, both red and green ones, single, double decker and even an open topper, and these are available for hire for both charters and filming work.
The railway and its team prides itself with its "can-do" attitude and we have previously accommodated filming at any time of day or night, weekdays or weekends and also helped advise with authenticity. Both stations have good access for vehicles (with off-street parking) and we have several access points along the line.
EOR is the longest heritage railway in Essex & Hertfordshire and is the closest to London, offering both period and modern settings, within a country railway location, easy to reach from the capital and nearby motorway connections.We would be delighted to discuss your requirements and welcome your film location team to the railway for a site visit, and throughout filming one of our friendly and helpful team can be on hand as "Film Liaison Officer" to assist with ensuring your shoot goes smoothly.
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