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Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Epping Ongar Railway
Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Epping Ongar Railway

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Epping Ongar Railway

London 2012 not only marked the arrival of the Olympics, it was also the year that a disused railway on the edges of London reopened, and their 10th-anniversary party will take place this coming June.

May
03
Fish and chips on a steam train
Fish and chips on a steam train

Fish and chips on a steam train

The Epping Ongar railway, a heritage line that runs along a disused part of the Central line is resuming its Fish & Chip train runs, with supper or lunch on steam and diesel heritage trains.

Feb
21
Three London Transport liveried locomotives working together this October
Three London Transport liveried locomotives working together this October

Three London Transport liveried locomotives working together this October

Next month's London Transport themed weekend at the Epping Ongar Railway has gained its third LT-liveried locomotive to haul passengers along the line.

Sep
23
2021
Ex-London Transport steam locos returning to London this autumn
Ex-London Transport steam locos returning to London this autumn

Ex-London Transport steam locos returning to London this autumn

Two ex-London Transport steam engines will be making return trips to the London Underground this autumn, as guests of the Epping-Ongar Railway.

Aug
12
2021
Tickets Alert: Fish and Chips on a steam train
Tickets Alert: Fish and Chips on a steam train

Tickets Alert: Fish and Chips on a steam train

The Epping Fryer is resuming service from July, serving up fish and chips while you travel on a steam train.

May
05
2021
Epping Ongar and Bluebell heritage railways to restart trains
Epping Ongar and Bluebell heritage railways to restart trains

Epping Ongar and Bluebell heritage railways to restart trains

Two of London's local heritage railways have confirmed that they will be able to reopen, with some limitations, from the middle of May.

Apr
02
2021
Two ugly steam engines join the Epping Ongar Railway
Two ugly steam engines join the Epping Ongar Railway

Two ugly steam engines join the Epping Ongar Railway

Two ugly steam locomotives have arrived at Epping and, after restoration will be hauling passengers along the heritage railway.

Feb
16
2021
A train covered in Christmas Lights is coming to Epping
A train covered in Christmas Lights is coming to Epping

A train covered in Christmas Lights is coming to Epping

The Epping-Ongar heritage railway is launching a special service for this winter, with trains covered in Christmas lights.

Oct
08
2020
Steam trains return to the Epping Ongar Railway for the Bank Holiday
Steam trains return to the Epping Ongar Railway for the Bank Holiday

Steam trains return to the Epping Ongar Railway for the Bank Holiday

This coming Bank Holiday weekend, steam trains will once again ply the route along the Epping Ongar Railway.

Aug
24
2020
Support the campaign to bring a vintage tube train to Epping
Support the campaign to bring a vintage tube train to Epping

Support the campaign to bring a vintage tube train to Epping

As the old 1938 era tube trains are coming to the end of their extended life on the Isle of Wight, a campaign has been launched to return one to London.

Jul
30
2020
Isle of Wight tube trains could return to London
Isle of Wight tube trains could return to London

Isle of Wight tube trains could return to London

It's been confirmed that one of the Isle of Wight tube trains could make a return to London in the near future.

Jul
03
2020
Campaign launched to save a steam railway
Campaign launched to save a steam railway

Campaign launched to save a steam railway

London's nearest heritage railway, the Epping Ongar, has launched a campaign to save the steam trains from permanent closure.

May
21
2020
Epping Ongar Railway reports record visitor numbers
Epping Ongar Railway reports record visitor numbers

Epping Ongar Railway reports record visitor numbers

London's nearest full size heritage railway, the Epping Ongar Railway says that it had its busiest year yet, thanks largely to themed events on the railway.

Jan
21
2020
Old trains and a countryside ramble
Old trains and a countryside ramble

Old trains and a countryside ramble

A new ticket deal from the Epping Ongar Railway makes it cheaper to take a heritage train trip on the edges of London.

Oct
09
2019
Tickets Alert: Five steam trains coming to Epping
Tickets Alert: Five steam trains coming to Epping

Tickets Alert: Five steam trains coming to Epping

This weekend, the Epping Ongar heritage railway, at the end of the Central line, will be hosting a grand total of five steam trains chugging decoratively through the Essex countryside.

Jun
04
2018
Vintage tube train arrives at the Epping Ongar railway
Vintage tube train arrives at the Epping Ongar railway

Vintage tube train arrives at the Epping Ongar railway

The heritage railway at Epping, formerly part of the Central line has gained its very own tube train, a 1959 era Northern line carriage.

May
14
2018
An art gallery in an old railway station
An art gallery in an old railway station

An art gallery in an old railway station

Ongar station, once part of the Central line has a small art gallery inside it now, and their first exhibition of the year is appropriately about trains.

Mar
30
2018
Miniature steam trains for Epping
Miniature steam trains for Epping

Miniature steam trains for Epping

The Epping Ongar Railway, a heritage line with lots of big steam trains has gained a smaller counterpart - a fully working miniature steam railway.

Feb
07
2018
Tickets Alert: Celebrate the 50th birthday of the Class 50 locomotive
Tickets Alert: Celebrate the 50th birthday of the Class 50 locomotive

Tickets Alert: Celebrate the 50th birthday of the Class 50 locomotive

Next month marks their 50th anniversary, and there will be one running along a stretch of former London Underground track to celebrate.

Sep
24
2017
Tickets Alert: London Transport returns to Ongar
Tickets Alert: London Transport returns to Ongar

Tickets Alert: London Transport returns to Ongar

The Epping Ongar Railway -- a steam heritage line in East London -- is going back to its roots, back to when it was part of the Central Line.

Jun
09
2017
One Step Closer to Steam Trains at Epping Tube Station
One Step Closer to Steam Trains at Epping Tube Station

One Step Closer to Steam Trains at Epping Tube Station

The Epping Ongar Railway, that doesn't actually run from Epping has made a step closer to joining up with its namesake.

Apr
19
2015
Tube trains return to a disused tube line
Tube trains return to a disused tube line

Tube trains return to a disused tube line

Later this month will be a chance to see tube trains make a special return to a part of the Central Line that stopped passenger services 20 years ago.

Sep
14
2014
London’s nearest steam railway needs a new bridge
London’s nearest steam railway needs a new bridge

London’s nearest steam railway needs a new bridge

The steam train service running along a length of old Central line tube train tracks up at Epping is seeking funds to install a new railway bridge.

Jun
16
2014
Ride in the drivers cab along the old Central Line
Ride in the drivers cab along the old Central Line

Ride in the drivers cab along the old Central Line

Want to ride in the drivers cab of a locomotive along part of the old Central line? Well, you can later this month.

Apr
22
2014