Monday, November 26, 2012

Santa takes the (s)Train

One thing on my “to-do” list is to take a sleigh-bell-ride on the Central Line from Fairlop to Woodford on a bright summer’s day or even a bright winter’s day, maybe even when there has been some snow. I have walked under the rather magnificent brick built viaduct that takes the trains over the Roding Valley but have never been up there to see the views, which according to “Flesh is Grass” are quite stunning.

And another thing I was vaguely aware of, but have now been put in the full picture by our reader “JKM”, is the revitalised Epping to Ongar Railway, although it doesn’t appear to be actually working at the Epping end. Nevertheless it’s now another one of those “must-do” things on my list, especially as I could end up in Brentwood and pop in to see my grand daughters.


And as a special Christmas present to them and their parents I am trying to organise a date for them all to take a ride on Santa’s Special Train as my treat.

Plenty there for all the Railway and Bus enthusiasts who lurk on this blog.

10 comments:

  1. thank you,Mr B-Bside 21,i am confident you will all have a great day.

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  2. The map assumes you're coming from London. From Barkingside, the nearest tube connection to Epping is Leytonstone. Or you could take the bus to Epping. Nice scenic route once you get past the council tower blocks.

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  3. could we organise a day/time when the weather is bright and the spirits are high and friends gather to view beauty?

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    1. Roding Valley or Epping-Ongar Railway?

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    2. Beauty sometimes turns out to be the beast.

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  4. I agree with Flesh in Grass. Some stunning views on that section of the Central line. And thanks for mentioning the Epping Ongar Railway! That's going on my "must do" list too!!

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  5. to any one considering the day out,you can either get on the heritage bus from epping underground station this will then take you to north weald staion where you can either get the vintage bus or train to ongar, or you can go to coopersale where the train waits and then comes back to north weald,you cannot get off the train at coopersale.EOR are waiting to see if they can get the train all the way to epping station in the future.there are limited disabled bays but you must call first to reserve one.if not i think you can get the vintage bus at the end of the high street in ongar by a pub there. (nice for a lite lunch).take a look at the website.

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  6. Epping Ongar Railway reopens this year with a easter egg hunt on the 29th March 2013.

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  7. just to let all know the EOR is up and running for summer..

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