Special Events


End of Summer Fair

Friday 29 - Sunday 31 August  - End of Summer Fair

Come to the railway and join in by having lots of fun at our traditional  'End of Summer fair'. In addition to spectacular rides through beautiful Essex countryside on our heritage steam and diesel  trains, we will be providing fun for all of the family with a selection of fairground attractions. Whilst at the fair, why not partake in a glass or two of cider from our Summer Cider Festival. All in all, a perfect opportunity to enjoy a day out celebrating the end of summer. 

This will be an opportunity to purchase Peppa Pig, Paddington Bear, Chuggington and Thomas merchandise, a lot at sale prices (between 20 and 50%), in our PopUp shop in the Marquee.

Also on sale will be Railway and Bus books with 20 - 50% discounts - an ideal opportunity to purchase those early Christmas presents.

Sunday 7 September - Trains & Planes

We join forces with North Weald Airfield again, this year's event is themed "Wings Over Europe - Remembering D-Day". Trains in operation as well a shuttle buses from Epping Underground Station to the railway and the airfield event.

Sunday 14 September - Classic Car Rally

Classic car owners across Essex will be getting all steamed up at Epping Ongar Railway. With vehicles painstakingly restored, we hope to have up to 50 cars in attendance, from classics to sports cars.

Saturday 20 - Sunday 21 September
Autumn Diesel Gala Plus Real Ale 

All weekend our diesel fleet will be hauling trains up and down our challenging gradients. There will be opportunities for cab rides and look out for possible visiting locomotives. (Special fares apply).

Friday 26 - Sunday 28 September – End of THE Tube

On 30 September 1994 the last tube train left Ongar Station. Now, twenty years later, we're bringing it back!

Working with the Cravens Heritage Trust, a tube train will once again be on our rails hauled by Diesel 'Schoma' locomotives. This is the first time that a 'Schoma' has hauled a passenger train - making this a truly unique event.

Alongside this, we will have Met 1 and a range of London Transport wagons to create a unique display of steam with Tube at Ongar!

Special fares apply - tickets on sale now!

Thursday 30 - Friday 31 October – Steam & Scream

Following the sell-out event in 2013, we have extended our Halloween Ghost Trains for 2014, with more services and day in operation. Dare you come and ride on our Ghost Train. Special evening fares will apply and tickets available soon, strongly advised to book early to avoid dissappointment.

Saturdays & Sundays 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21
Monday 22, Tuesday 23 & Wednesday 24 December
Santa Specials

Santa is coming to the line to hear Christmas wishes on the trains and to give all the good girls and boys a present. Good Mums and Dads get a mince pie and a glass of mulled wine too. Special fares apply and advance booking is strongly recommended, with tickets soon to be available to purchase. Please click on the link above for further details and to book.

Saturday 27 - Wednesday 31 December 2014 & Thursday 01 January 2015
Mince Pie Specials 

What better way to escape the extra servings of left-overs than to take a ride on our Mince Pie specials travelling through the wintery countryside? 

Please check back to this website for further details closer to each of the events, and don't forget you can follow us on Twitter or Facebook for all the very latest details and news

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