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We go the vintage bus from Epping to ongar! Luckily we visited on a vintage bus day ! Steam train... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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A must place to visit for young and old alike, Steam, diesel trains and old buses! What more could... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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The Epping Ongar Railway is a volunteer run heritage railway which operates steam and diesel hauled trains through 5.5 miles of picturesque rolling countryside and through Epping Forest, along the former London Underground Central Line. We run a...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Station Approach, Chipping Ongar, Ongar CM5 9BN, England
+44 1277 365200
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We go the vintage bus from Epping to ongar! Luckily we visited on a vintage bus day ! Steam train was beautiful! Lovely cream teas in a great pub in ongar No complaints Had a great day!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must place to visit for young and old alike, Steam, diesel trains and old buses! What more could you want. Friendly staff all over the place, great events, looking forward to the Santa specials!

Thank Blackcab94
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The price of admission initially looks quite high compared to other railways and given the length of the line, but when you factor in that it also includes a vintage bus to Epping, Ongar and Shenfield, and another that does a circular scenic tour, it...More

Thank nomadbackwards
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great experience :) Steam Train fab Vintage Bus fab the" sounds" are great - train and bus excellent - such a lovely day & the cheese place in Ongar is just a must - the people at the stations are great and...More

Thank sharano432
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An interesting day out. Catch the heritage bus from Epping Central line station and pick up either a diesel or steam train at North Weald to Ongar. If you remember jumping on and off the old route masters as a kid, the buses are very...More

Thank Dawn F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Epping Ongar Railway on the Gruffalo special weekend. We boarded the train at Ongar and got off at North Weald. My two year old enjoyed the train ride but, from an adult’s perspective, the train was pretty dirty looking inside. I do...More

Thank VJW322
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth a day out on this Vintage Steam Railway. It really is a step back in time. Nostalgic for people of a certain age and something different for the younger generation. Wonderful and informative volunteers manning the trains and stations. Historical precis on their...More

Thank Freda N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Regrettably our visit yesterday was extremely disappointing to say the least. We paid £44 for a family of four. My three year old twins were so excited to see the gruffalo and had been talking about it for weeks. The lady checking tickets once we...More

4  Thank Jake C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As a family of 4 adults and 2 young children, we had been looking forward to this trip for a few weeks and despite it turned out to be a washout, it was good. I liked the activities and the stands and the visit of...More

Thank Tara B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just brilliant! We visited the railway via the route masters bus from Epping Then picked up the 10.10 to Ongar and it was all good from then on. Good beer and snacks on the train and finished off with sausage and bacon rolls. Staff were...More

Thank marypa
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Eric D
19 June 2018|
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Response from Alex B | Reviewed this property |
Hi Eric, I must say that I too am concerned about the pollution that visitors are being exposed to. I too have noted that very young children are being drenched with pollution from these old engines during my visit and I did... More
Hannah C
13 July 2017|
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Response from Chasman418 | Reviewed this property |
I live in Chelmsford and have gone to Ongar on the 32 bus. Also have driven there, but be warned. Not much parking in the road at Ongar, unless you go early. Please check this, but last time I looked there is free parking... More
19 December 2016|
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Response from EOR-GM | Property representative |
Hi Gill, for our Santa Specials the train ride itself is around 55 minutes during which time there is onboard entertainment and of course a visit at your seat by Father Christmas and his festive entourage of elves and Mrs... More