Heritage railway to run largest locomotive over bank holiday weekend (From East London and West Essex Guardian Series)
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The Epping Ongar Railway will run its largest locomotive for the last time, this weekend
The last chance to travel on the largest steam locomotive in the county will be this weekend.
The Epping Ongar Railway is waving goodbye to the GWR Hall Class No 4953, Pitchford Hall, after giving people one last chance to enjoy the ride.
This bank holiday weekend the express passenger engine, built in Swindon in August 1929, at a cost of £4,375, will come to the end of its current operating ticket. So, to say goodbye in style, it will be running every day over the long weekend between Ongar and North Weald.
The locomotive will be out of operation whilst it has a complete overhaul, which includes stripping it down to its individual components for each to be checked and attended to. It is because of this that there is no certain return date for the engine.
EOR’s standard fares will be operation, giving all day travel behind ‘Pitchford Hall’ a diesel engine and vintage buses from Epping and Harlow.
For more information and tickets, visit www.eorailway.co.uk.
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