Vintage railway to host 40s weekend

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Vintage railway to host 40s weekend Vintage railway to host 40s weekend

The Epping Ongar Railway is getting ready to turn back the clocks with a 1940s themed weekend – including a flyover by vintage planes.

The event, this weekend, will feature a flyover from RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

The flypast will be made by planes such as a Hurricane, Lancaster and Spitfire.

The event will feature performances from A2 Jive dance group and a stall from the Women’s Institute selling ‘Ham, Jam and Spam’.

Simon Howland, who has organised this year’s event, said: “The event is great fun and gives us a chance to see, watch and get a taste of life in the 1940s and wartime Britain.”

Steam trains will be used to ferry passengers from station to station where there will be British troops and 40’s policemen.

Chief Mechanical Engineer, Dave Horsley, said: “We're running two steam locomotives, both of which will have been in service in the 1940s.”

There will also be a 1940’s themed dance on Saturday night in North Weald airfield.

The event will be raising money for The Veterans Charity and take place in an aircraft hangar.
Tickets for the dance are available from North Weald Station.

For more information on events on the railway, contact 07880 748259.

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