AUTUMN Steam Gala
29, 30 SEPTEMBER and 1 OCTOBER, 2017


  • LMS Ivatt class 2MT locomotive, 41312 courtesy of the Mid Hants Railway
  • LMS 3F "Jinty" locomotive, 47406 courtesy of the Great Central Railway
  • GWR "Pannier" locomotive, 6430 courtesy of the Llangollen Railway

41312  47406


Photo credits: 41312, Geoff Pickersgill; 47406, Andrew Smith

Also featuring the return to traffic of the railway's own Hawthorne Leslie saddle tank locomotive 3437 "Isabel", subject to completion of restoration and testing

We regret that Standard Class 4 tank locomotive, 80078, has been withdrawn from the gala by the owner. We'd hoped to replace this with another engine and thought we were there. However the short time available has made it impossible to get the relevant arrangements in place.

The timetable can be downloaded here, including detailed locomotive allocations

Passengers are unable to board or alight at Epping Forest. Our regular 339 heritage bus service will run on all 3 days, connecting Epping Underground and Shenfield National Rail stations with North Weald and Ongar. Additional buses will run to connect with the later trains. Times to follow.

Postponed from it's original planned date in May we are pleased to present our three day Autumn Steam Gala. We will be running an intensive service during which the visiting engines will need to work hard on our challenging gradients.

Be sure to pick up your copy of the Steam Gala Guide - complimentary with your rover fares, or just £1 for additional copies!

Discounted advance tickets can be booked online now using the link below.