Class 50 at 50

50 miles with a class 50!

14, 15, 21 and 22 October 2017

50026 - 50 mile running days

The first class 50 locomotive entered service in October 1967 - exactly 50 years ago. So to mark this occassion, we are pleased to present two weekends of intensive operation of visiting class 50 locomotive, 50026 "Indomitable".

50 miles of class 50 haulage is on offer each day!

Sadly we won't be able to offer the 100mph running the class was designed for, but you will be able to sample the sound and power of the locomotive as it tackles our challenging gradients, which are some of the steepest in preservation. As trains will need to be top and tailed between North Weald and Epping Forest another English Electric built loco from our fleet will assist. The class 50 will work trains on its own between North Weald and Ongar in both directions, and will have the opportunity to start trains on our gradient at Epping Forest.

Normal fares apply on these weekends, and we hope to be able to offer a Real Ale bar. Our regular heritage bus connections will operate from Epping Underground and Shenfield National Rail stations. Our regular scheduled steam hauled services will also be operating, providing a great day out for enthusiasts and families.

Book your tickets now. Select "All Day Rover" using the link below!

Download the timetable here

Do you want to take the controls of a class 50 locomotive?

We are offering the opportunity for you to take the controls of visiting class 50 locomotive, 50026, on various dates in October. Visit our dedicated page for more details!