Special Events


End Of The Tube Real Ale Weekend Diesel Gala


23rd & 24th

Autumn Diesel Gala

Diesel Gala 23rd and 24th September 2017

The second of our two diesel galas for 2017, featuring visiting class 50 locomotive, 50026 and class 26 locomotive, 26043 both making their first visits to the line. Also appearing are our home fleet alongside class 33 locomotive, 33202. Watch our main Diesel Gala webpages and Facebook for updates. Tickets now on sale.


Real Ale Train

Real Ale Train 23rd September 2017

As part of our diesel gala held on this weekend we will be running an evening Real Ale Train with 6 beers and 2 ciders in the onboard Flag and Whistle Bar. Further details as we get them on our dedicated page.

29th, 30th September and 1st October

Autumn Steam Gala

Steam Gala 29th and 30th September and 1st October 2017

Our Steam Gala, postponed from May, takes place on this Autumn weekend, featuring four visiting steam locomotives, including LMS Ivatt, 41312. See our dedicated gala page for more details and to book tickets which are now on sale!


14, 15, 21 & 22nd

Class 50, 50th Anniversary Running Days

50026 - 50 mile running days

October 1967 marks the introduction to service of the first class 50 locomotive. To celebrate this 50th anniversary we are pleased to offer some running days with visiting class 50 locomotive, 50026 "Indomitable", offering 50 miles of haulage for the diesel enthusiast. Our regular steam service will be in operation too.

Follow this link for further information.

28th, 29th & 31st


Steam and Scream on the ever popular Ghost Train. We've improved the experience for 2017, and tickets now offer unlimited travel either during the day or in the evening. Check our main Halloween page for details and updates and of course our Facebook pages. Tickets now on sale!


2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th

Santa Specials

See Santa on his special train! Our 2016 experience has received many 5 * reviews on TripAdvisor and Facebook and this year we aim to make the experience even better still. Tickets now on sale!.

Follow this link for details.

27th, 28th, 30th & 31st

Mince Pie Specials

Get away from the repeats on TV and bring the family to the Epping Ongar Railway for a great day out with the family. Every adult receives a complimentary mince pie! What's not to like. Tickets on sale soon!

January 2018


Steam into the New Year with our steam only running day! What a treat. 

Check the website before each event for further details. 

Alternatively, follow our social media pages for regular updates.

Special fares apply to most of our special events. Additional attractions may be present that may incur extra charges not included in your travel ticket. See event descriptions for details.

We reserve the right to alter or suspend events with little or no advance notice. Any such action will be made clear through our website and social media pages. Advertised attractions are subject to availability.