Special Events


End Of The Tube Real Ale Weekend Diesel Gala


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


Hallowe'en Ghost Train

Steam and Scream on the ever popular Ghost Train. Dare you ride the Ghost Train to North Wierd? 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. 


We have lots of great events lined up for 2018. Final details are still being put together but look out for four great character visits as Peppa Pig and George, The Gruffalo and Chase and Marshall from Paw Patrol make return visits together with Owlette and Gecko coming to see us for the first time.

We are also planning our usual enthusiast events with our Spring and Autumn Diesel Galas and our Steam Gala together with a bigger and better LT Weekend all hopefully featuring visiting engines.

Our Real Ale Festival will of course be back and we plan to offer a number of Real Ale Trains on selected weekends.

Keep an eye on the website and our social media pages for updates about these, and other great family and enthusiast events!

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.