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Epping Ongar Railway

Station Approach | Ongar, Chipping Ongar, Ongar CM5 9BN, England
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Another enjoyable trip

We enjoyed a short, steam hauled trip today from Ongar to North Weald. As we arrived at Ongar... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
flutefairy
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Brentwood, Essex
Nice Day Out

Went to the Epping Ongar railway by booking tickets through Chigwell Tours. Once arriving at Epping... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Davethetraveller47
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London, United Kingdom
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  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
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“north weald”(87 reviews)
“the bus”(57 reviews)
“vintage buses”(24 reviews)
About
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
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Station Approach | Ongar, Chipping Ongar, Ongar CM5 9BN, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a short, steam hauled trip today from Ongar to North Weald. As we arrived at Ongar station somewhat late in the afternoon we did not have to pay full price for a full day Rover ticket but got our tickets for half price...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to the Epping Ongar railway by booking tickets through Chigwell Tours. Once arriving at Epping underground station, you get an old route master bus to North Weald Station where you get a steam or diesel train to Ongar. The stations have been restored to...More

1  Thank Davethetraveller47
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Where am I? Well, up until September 1994, you would've been on the eastern limits of the London Underground combine but due to being too cash-trapped to undertake some necessary track renewal and renewal of other assets that would've benefited from some expenditure, it was...More

1  Thank Michael H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As a group of 8, we had a awesome evening on the “Real Ale” train. In a old fashioned “Harry Potter” style carriage, riding up and and down the line, with a range different ales and spirit mixers. It was booked in advance at £10...More

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Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

Took our 2 young Grandchildren here over Easter. Weather not good but what a great show put on by Organisers. Grandson loved seeing a real steam train with whistle and Guard, and its chuffing noise. We took a picnic and ate on the train whilst...More

1  Thank Jane B
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

All the staff were helpful and friendly. The only problem we encountered was when we went into the shop at Ongar. We found the counter was very cluttered. The gentleman behind the counter was a little brusque, but the lady that was also there (apparently...More

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Reviewed 14 April 2018

Just spent 5 hours on the trains and buses with four grandchildren aged 7 years and under and they absolutely loved it. All the staff were very attentive and helpful, taking time to talk to the children and letting them sit in the driver's seat,...More

1  Thank eastendgirl2018
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Spent a wonderful time on the steam trains from Ongar to Epping and North Weald, brilliant egg hunt too for kids all ages. Easter bunny dropped in for photos we had a disco, face painting and some great balloon animals and more. There was a...More

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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

We visited the railway on Good Friday for the Easter egg hunt as my almost 3 year old son is into trains. As a family who have no childcare assistance close by, we also decided to bring his 18 month old sister. The day started...More

2  Thank Hol84
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EOR-GM, Director of Sales at Epping Ongar Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2018

On our special events we charge a small premium on top of our standard fares which allow us to cover the additional costs of running the event - which at Easter means the free full-sized Easter Egg, the disco, the magic show and the Easter...More

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Reviewed 19 March 2018

Great fun experiencing a steam locomotive and vintage buses. Opportunity to enjoy the day with all the family.

Thank Bob B
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Hannah C
13 July 2017|
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Response from WinstanleySW | Reviewed this property |
THe best place, in my opinion, to start will be Ongar as there is public parking quite close to the railway and it is free on Saturdays and Sundays, however you should plan to be there reasonably early as parking is limited... More
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GillyT
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
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Carole H
31 July 2016|
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Response from TrevorBruford | Reviewed this property |
Hello - I would recommend the Autumn Diesel Gala on 16/17/18 September; always well-planned and brilliant value for money. At present visiting locos are Deltic 55019, Class 20 D8001 and possibly an 08 shunter, along with the... More
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