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.

For a weekend next month, the London Transport Museum will undertake a transformation of the steam railway stations to take us back to the era when the Epping Ongar Railway was at the Eastern end of the Central Line.

They have the famous Met 1 steam train joining them, and plan to bring in a popular Class 20 Loco in London Transport Livery to complete the feel of this special event.

Tickets for the event cost £13 for an all-day pass on as many trips as you can fit in. There is also a free shuttle vintage bus from Epping tube station to the steam railway.

Book tickets here

(as an aside, if the Class 20 locomotive looks vaguely familiar, one of its friends was the nuclear missile train in the Bond movie Goldeneye)


Be the first to know what's on in London, and the latest news published on ianVisits.

You can unsubscribe at any time from my weekly emails.

Tagged with:

Article last updated: 9 June 2021 09:01


This website has been running now for over a decade, and while advertising revenue contributes to funding the website, it doesn't cover the costs. That is why I have set up a facility with DonorBox where you can contribute to the costs of the website and time invested in writing and research for the news articles.

It's very similar to the way The Guardian and many smaller websites are now seeking to generate an income in the face of rising costs and declining advertising.

Whether it's a one-off donation or a regular giver, every additional support goes a long way to covering the running costs of this website, and keeping you regularly topped up doses of Londony news and facts.

If you like what you read on here, then please support the website here.

Thank you

Home >> News >> London Ticket Alert