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Epping Ongar Railway


The longest heritage railway in Essex, and the closest to London, you can board a vintage bus from the front door of Epping station whisking you back in time to period stations with steam and diesel hauled heritage trains.


  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access


Ongar Station Station Approach Ongar Essex CM5 9BN

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Open days

16-17, 20, 22-24 Feb. Sat-Sun & BHol Apr-Oct. Also Fri 12, 19 Apr, 31 May, 7 Jun, 19 Jul-Aug, 27 Sep. 30-31 Oct.


By Bus: 339

By Rail: Epping / 100 yards

We run a fleet of former mainline steam and diesel locomotives which haul a range of period coaches between our beautifully restored period stations.

Take your seat in one of our period coaches and watch the train pass through picturesque countryside from Ongar to North Weald, from here you can catch the heritage rail shuttle which takes you through Epping Forest, where we regularly see deer and a wide range of wildlife. Spotters guides are in our Guide Book!

The railway runs a heritage bus to Epping Underground station and Epping high street every day we are running, complete with an open platform on the back, and this is timed to neatly connect with our trains. Your great value ticket includes all three heritage transport experiences, with discounts available from our website. Standard travel tickets are valid for travel on our steam and diesel trains, and heritage buses ALL day long.

The railway offers you and your family the chance to step back in time to enjoy the romance of heritage travel, an inspiring day out for all ages, the chance to explore the beauty of this area, historic high streets and connects together a wide range of attractions in Epping Forest and its surroundings.


Sun 24th Feb 2019: Green Line Running Day –  Bus Rally

The event based at the Railway's North Weald Station will feature routes operating to local towns and villages. Our regular route 339 will also…

Buses / Railways

Fri 7th - Sun 9th Jun 2019: Steam Gala

An event for the steam enthusiasts. An intensive steam only event featuring visiting locomotives.


Sun 16th Jun 2019: Father’s Day Classic Car Show

The first of our one day classic car shows. Not just for fathers or the car enthusiast! Anyone who loves steam and diesel locomotives and buses will have…

Classic Cars / Railways

Sat 22nd - Sun 23rd Jun 2019: 1940s Steam Weekend

We turn back the clock once again to the 1940s. Expect re-enactors around the railway, vintage vehicles and live entertainment across the weekend, with…

Buses / Classic Cars / Military / Railways

Sat 20th - Mon 22nd Jul 2019: Real Ale Festival

The event has grown over the years and we expect this trend to continue – expect more beers, more trains and more fun this year! For visitors to…


Sat 10th - Sun 11th Aug 2019: Vintage Steam Weekend

A wonderful collection of steam traction engines big and small – an excellent mid-Summer day out. Steam and Diesel train services too!

Classic Cars / Commercial Vehicles / Miniature Steam / Railways / Steam and Vintage Rallies

Sun 1st Sep 2019: Classic Car Rally

The second of our one day classic car shows. Not just for the car enthusiast. Anyone who loves steam and diesel locomotives and buses will have a great…

Buses / Classic Cars / Railways

Sun 8th Sep 2019: London’s 60s Scene – Bus Event

A day for the bus enthusiast.  A selection of heritage buses on former London Transport routes in the area. With steam and diesel trains and regular…

Buses / Railways

Sat 30th Nov - Tue 24th Dec: Santa Specials

Visit website for more details and booking.

Railways / Santa

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