The Epping Ongar Railway, a heritage line with lots of big steam trains has gained a smaller counterpart – a fully working miniature steam railway.
A small team of volunteers who help run the big engines also own and operate a number of 7¼ inch gauge locomotives and ride on carriages.
Although a separate organisation, they work together to put on miniature steam rides when the big ones are also running. So visitors can sit in a carriage for some trips, and on top of a smaller carriage for others.
The Epping Ongar Miniature Railway was formed last year when then acquired their Stafford locomotive.
Planned operating dates for Miniature Railway, at either Ongar or North Weald station. Rides on the miniature railway are a separate charge from the big railway.
- 17 and 18 February
- 5 and 6 May
- 12 and 13 May
- 27 and 28 May
- 17 June
- 30 June
- 1 July
- 4 and 5 August
- 11 and 12 August
- 18 and 19 August
- 26 and 27 August
- 2 September
The Epping Ongar Miniature Railway is also available to hire, should your event fancy something different.