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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

10-11, 14, 17-18 Feb, Easter Weekend. Sat-Sun & BHol Apr-Oct. Also Fri 6, 13 Apr, 1, 8 Jun, 20 Jul-31 Aug, Wed 24 Oct.


By Bus: 339

By Rail: Epping / 0 miles

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.

Epping Ongar 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.


Sat 12th - Sun 13th May 2018: London Transport Weekend & Bus Rally

The Railway has a long association with the Underground and London Transport stemming from its time as a part of the Central Line. An intensive train service,…

Buses / Railways

Fri 8th - Sun 10th Jun 2018: Steam Gala

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


Sun 17th Jun 2018: Father’s Day Classic Car Show

Not just for Fathers! Anyone who loves steam and diesel locomotives and buses will have a great day with us to. With an eclectic mix of some 70 classic,…

Buses / Classic Cars / Railways

Sat 30th Jun - Sun 1st Jul: Victorian Weekend

Mr David Oxley brings the 'Palace of Curiosities' back to the Epping Ongar Railway – come to marvel at the Marcus Island Mermaid and other…


Fri 20th - Sun 22nd Jul 2018: Real Ale Weekend

The Real Ale Weekend returns to its usual slot. The event has grown over the years and we expect this trend to continue – expect more beers, more…


Sat 11th - Sun 12th Aug 2018: Vintage Steam Rally

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

Sun 2nd Sep 2018: Classic Car Show

Not just for Fathers! Anyone who loves steam and diesel locomotives and buses will have a great day with us to.

Classic Cars / Railways

Sun 9th Sep 2018: Bus Rally

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

Fri 26th - Sun 28th Oct 2018: Steam & Scream

Halloween the ever popular Ghost Train. Visit website for more details and booking.

Halloween / Railways

Sat 1st - Mon 24th Dec 2018: Santa Specials

Visit website for more information and booking.

Railways / Santa

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