Post by David C
On Thu, 8 Jun 2017 05:15:47 -0700 (PDT), Offramp
Post by Offramp
28th, 29th and 30th July 2017.
Celebrating 60 years (apparently) since the Epping-North Weald-Ongar line first opened.
Steam Trains, of course, but the poster in London Drinker shows what looks like an old solver Northern Line train - was it '68 stock?
The price, whatever it is, includes heritage buses from Epping and Shenfield.
So there is a lot there for transport and beer fans.
Are you serious?
Here is the article, from the current London Drinker:
The Epping Ongar Railway will present over 65 beers at
its summer festival this July to celebrate 60 years since
the tube train first trundled through the Essex countryside.
What could be a better setting for a good ale than a
panoramic view of the rolling hills and unique woodlands of
Epping Forest? From 28 to 30 July, North Weald station and
the heritage trains of the Epping Ongar Railway will again
ring out to the sound of clinking glasses. Our 5th beer
festival is planned to be the biggest and the best yet.
What’s more, with regular and direct vintage bus services
from Epping Underground and Shenfield National Rail, the
festival is one of the most accessible rail ale festivals near
The team started planning once the 83 casks from their
2016 festival had all been collected. Taking inspiration from
the 60th anniversary of the first tube train arriving in Ongar,
beers with connections to Essex and London will feature
heavily, including some brewed especially for the event.
Once again in the evenings, the hills will come alive with the
sound of music, including at least one dedicated music train
each night. A full list of all the beer, cider, food and soft
drinks on offer will be published on the railway’s website in
As usual, the funds raised will be ploughed into
supporting the operation and maintenance of the classic
trains, some of which are now approaching 100 years old.
Additionally, the festival will be supporting a locally based
charity, Canalability, which organises broad beam canal boat
experiences for disabled and disadvantaged people.
For further information and to book tickets, take a look at