Just seen this posted on the Epping & Ongard railways website:
Would like to sample their diesels one day, however bit of a trek from here lol! also the Olympic Torch passing through here on the 26th, Rock n Roll!
With a decent varied diesel fleet (Classes 03x2, 25 and 31 plus DMU and DEMU), hopefully they'll arrange a Diesel Gala once they've got trains running and settled down.
And 37, I might consider heading down for an arranged Gala if cheap advances can be had, as you say the varied fleet is appealing
On weekdays however I would suggest going up to London on megabus and getting the train back in the evening.
And to think they could have kept the electric rails down and had a heritage tube line 5 years ago.
I've looked at this option a number of times, however i'd rather spend those hours on a train where i'm free to move about as I please etc, I don't find travelling on coaches that attractive! lol
As kindly highlighted by anthony263, EOR will be running passenger services from 25th May, commencing with a special resumption of service weekend. We will then be running steam and diesel hauled services weekends and bank holidays, then daily during the Olympics.
There will be loco hauled trains Ongar to North Weald, with a heritage shuttle from North Weald into Epping forest.
We will also operate a heritage bus, running between Epping (LUL Central Line, Zone 6) to our station at North Weald at a regular frequency every day we are running. All three heritage transport experiences are included in your EOR ticket.
You can buy your ticket online now for all dates we are running (including the first weekend!), and even receive a discount: http://eorailway.co.uk/your-visit/booking-online/
You can also find us on Facebook, or follow us on twitter @eorailway
I think part of the problem is the lack of information on the website about which locos are running. Also there are no listings on Presgen either, which doesn't help visibility. I'll drop them an email as a suggestion.I was there too yesterday, and did three trips on each section of line. An impressive line especially considering it has only just reopened and certainly has potential. The passenger numbers appeared good too although I was surprised by the lack of enthusiasts present.