Welcome aboard the longest Essex heritage railway

Chipping Ongar, Essex

Pay a visit to Epping Ongar Railway, and ride on running steam and diesel engines between period stations, through countryside and forest.

This award winning heritage railway is the closest to London and the longest in Essex.

Epping Ongar Railway has a fantastic range of steam and diesel engines and period stations that pass through countryside and forest. You can also pop on an inclusive vintage buses serving Epping’s Central Line station; offering a fantastic family day out on three different types of heritage transport between two historic towns.

The railway is also host to a variety of popular special events throughout the year, from family fun (including Peppa Pig and an Easter Egg Hunt), 1940’s themed days, Halloween Ghost Trains and Santa Specials and spectacular galas.

Travel in comfort on vintage trains and buses between historic towns, and with your great value ticket you can travel as much as you like all day long on the three transport experiences – making a great day out for all ages whatever the weather.


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For more local tourist information:

  • Brentwood Tourist Information Centre
  • Contact Details 01277 312500

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A former mainline heritage diesel on Essex’s longest heritage railwayA former mainline heritage diesel on Essex’s longest heritage railway © Epping Ongar Railway
“Pitchford Hall” pulls into North Weald with a train from Ongar.“Pitchford Hall” pulling into North Weald with a train from Ongar © Epping Ongar Railway
Classic vintage buses are included with your ticketClassic vintage buses © Epping Ongar Railway
Ongar station dates from 1865 and is now Grade II listedOngar station © Epping Ongar Railway
GWR Tank Number 4141 pulls into North Weald stationGWR Tank Number 4141 pulling into North Weald station © Epping Ongar Railway

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