Special Events


End Of The Tube Real Ale Weekend Diesel Gala


19th & 20th

The Gruffalo Visits the Epping Ongar Railway

Rounding off our character visits for 2017, the Gruffalo has found his way to the Epping Ongar Railway and will be making appearances throughout the day.

Take the steam train into the deep dark wood and get up close and personal with a selection of owls.

Tickets now on sale! Further details on our dedicated page.



Classic Car Show

The second of our of two one day classic car shows. Anyone who loves steam and diesel locomotives and buses will have a great day with us to. Standard fares apply today.  To register for the event please drop a note to our organiser, Kelvin Knappitt at kelvinknappitt@yahoo.com.  Further information for potential exhibitors here.


Red & Green Rover

Routemaster buses

Our special bus running day, featuring many of the buses that operated in the 60's and 70's together a few unexpected visitors. This year's event, centred on North Weald station and evoking the spirit of Red and Green Bus Rovers, will not just feature vintage buses from the era but will also provide opportunities to ride on many of these buses.

Tickets now on sale via the dedicated page.

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 BR Standard 4MT, 80078 and LMS Ivatt, 41312. See our dedicated gala page for more details and to book tickets which are now on sale!


28th, 29th & 31st


Steam and Scream on the ever popular Ghost Train. Check our main Halloween webpages for updates and of course our Facebook pages. Tickets on sale in summer 2017.


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.