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.


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  • Disabled Access


Full Description

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.

Contact & Location

Address:Ongar Station
Station Approach
Essex CM5 9BN
Contacts: 01277 365 200
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Open days:11-12, 15, 18-19 Feb. Sat-Sun & BHol Apr-Oct. Also 5, 12 Apr, Easter Weekend, 31 May, 26, 28 Jul, Wed Aug, 25, 31 Oct.
By Bus:339
By Rail: Epping / 0 miles

Upcoming Events

28 Jul-30 Jul 2017 Real Ale Weekend

The Real Ale Weekend returns to its usual slot. The event has grown over the years and we expect this…

12 Aug-13 Aug 2017 Vintage Vehicle Rally

A wonderful collection of steam traction engines and classic cars - an excellent mid-Summer day out.

03 Sep- Classic Car Show

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

10 Sep- Red & Green Rover

The special bus running day, featuring many of the buses that operated in the 60s and 70s together a…

23 Sep-24 Sep 2017 Autumn Diesel Gala

This entry was last updated on 6th February 2017