Epping Ongar Railway is pleased to announce its line up for its second Autumn Diesel Gala on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 September. Locomotives confirmed for the Diesel Gala are as follows;
Class 73 – 73114 visiting from the Battlefield Line – and in a new livery too! This may be the first time the loco has been away since it’s arrival at Shackerstone and into preservation.
Class 33 – 33202 courtesy of its owner. Returning after 12 months away from the EOR, it is likely 33202 will be moved back to the owner’s private facilities for the winter period, so get it while you can!
Class 47 – 47635 ‘Jimmy Milne’ Celebrating her 50th Birthday, we hope to have her looking at her very best!
Class 37 – 37029
Class 31 – 31438
Class 03 – 03119
03170 is undergoing work on its rods. If 03170 is ready in time (which we hope it will be,) we will bring back the doubleheaded 03 trains, which went down a storm during our first gala.
The Bar will be open on the train all day serving snacks and a variety of locally sourced cask, bottled real ales and cider.
The popular evening trains will once again run on Saturday night.
Heritage Buses will run from Epping Underground Station and Shenfield Mainline Station throughout the weekend to North Weald and Ongar stations – don’t forget your heritage bus ride is included in the price of your Gala ticket.
The timetable is in the process of being written and will be on the web shortly.
Further details will be posted on the website as we get them.
Stalls and stands will be provided by Network SouthEast Railway Society and Bufferbeam Ltd.
The NSE Railway Society will also be supporting ‘Chris Green’ at a book signing event where you will have the opportunity to purchase a signed copy of the book Chris Green co-wrote with Mike Vincent – ‘The Network SouthEast Story’. More details as we get them.
Any group or person wishing to bring a stall or sales stand to the gala please email firstname.lastname@example.org