Gift Shops

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 the bottom of the 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".

model railway stock

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.

Have a look further down the page for a list of things that we can dispatch via mail order.

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.

Isabel Finds A Home by Robert GillmanNewly 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?

Mail order products

 ONGAR 150 Book
£9.45 (Inc. P&P to UK addresses)
£7.95 in our gift shops

This book offers a comprehensive photographic look at the history of the branch, with many unseen stills from private collections. It is a must have item for anyone interested in the branch and its past, from 150 years ago right up to 2015.

eor 2017 guidebookEpping Ongar Railway Souvenir Guide Book (2017 Edition)
£3.50 (Inc. P&P to UK addresses)
or £2.50 in our gift shops

Updated and just as cheap - read into the rich history of the Epping to Ongar branch and how it came to be, along with locomotive and rolling stock information, archive photographs and details of the work undertaken to bring it back as a heritage tourist attraction.

To order:

Send a cheque (made payable to 'Epping Ongar Railway') for the correct amount, with a note of the product, the quantity you wish to buy, a contact number and postal address to:

FAO Rodger Green, Retail
Epping Ongar Railway
Ongar Station
Station Approach