Echills Wood Railway 2019 Special Events
We are closed during the winter for essential maintenance
Passengers are advised to check back on thius site and our Facebook page for the latest information and reopening date.
Summer Operating Timetable Commences Sunday 31st March.
Easter Bank Holiday.
April 19th 20th 21st 22nd - Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Public Passenger Trains will run during these dates between 11am until 4:30pm
Early May Bank Holiday.
May 4th 5th 6th. Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Public Passenger trains operating on these dates between 11am and 4:30pm.
Miniature Traction Engine Gathering. Click Here
May 17th 18th 19th Miniature steam road vehicles will be gathering by the stations at Harvesters and Far Leys. Their operating area will be on the park road network giving the public the opportunity to have a ride and talk to the drivers /owners. It is hoped to have a full size traction engine at Harvesters Station in steam, on static display. The railway will be operating public passenger trains during Saturday & Sunday From 11am until 4:30pm.
(Visitors with traction engines may arrive from Friday 17th, with caravan parking facilities available at Far Leys.)
Spring Bank Holiday.
May 25th 26th 27th Saturday, Sunday, Monday Public Passenger Trains will operate during these days between 11am and 4-30pm, Why not have a picnic in the park by the railway stations and just watch the trains go by!
Standard Gauge Steam and Diesel Event. Click Here
July 12th 13th 14th. This event is open to members, friends, visitors and 7 1/4”gauge members who are owners and drivers of standard gauge locos. All locomotives and rolling stock operating over this weekend will be models based upon railways with a standard gauge of four foot eight and a half inches. (1/8th scale) Featuring visiting and locomotives based at the EWR. These are models of locomotives that once steamed along the railway lines of the UK and other countries, including express trains, goods and parcel trains. Public passenger trains will operating on Sunday 14th July until 4:30pm (Advanced booking for visiting locomotives advisable. Visitors may arrive from Friday 12th.)
Santa Specials Ticket applications available from 1st August. Click Here
Our very popular Santa special train application forms for tickets will be available online from this date at www.ewr-marketing.org or www.ewr.org.uk together with seat availability on all trains and dates. Application forms will also be available at the booking office. Passengers wishing to see Santa are advised to book as early as possible to avoid disappointment. During 2018, trains were fully booked by early October !!!
Summer Bank Holiday.
August 24th 25th 26th Public Passenger trains on Saturday, Sunday, Monday will operate between 11am till 4:300pm.
Narrow Gauge Weekend. Click Here
September 13th 14th 15th This event is open to members, friends, visitors and 7 1/4”gauge members who are owners and drivers of narrow gauge locos. All locomotives and rolling stock operating over this weekend will be models based upon railways throughout the world that have a gauge of less than 4'- 8 1/2”. Public passenger trains will only operate on Sunday 15th 11am until 4:30pm
(Advanced booking for visiting locomotives advisable. Visiting locomotives may arrive from Friday 13th.
Halloween Evening Train Rides. Click Here
October Saturday 26th The railway will be operating from 2pm till 8pm into the evening with spooky rides and a free children’s Halloween fancy dress competition, with judging at 5-30pm. Winners of the competition will have a complimentary railway ticket. When using the complimentary ticket, children must be accompanied by a fare paying adult. Hot refreshments will be available from 2:00pm at Harvesters Station.
Winter Timetable Commences 27th October.
All public passenger trains on regular operating days will commence at 11am until 3:00pm.
(Except for Santa Special train weekends) Closing times will be at the discretion of the Duty Controller each day.
Santa Specials. Click Here
December 7th & 8th - 14th & 15th For the first two weekends in December the railway will be operating the popular Santa service to the grotto to visit Santa, along with regular passenger trains operating within the timetable. Your Santa tickets will entitle passengers to unlimited rides on the regular passenger trains. Or just come along and have a train ride at £2-00 return and enjoy the atmosphere.
Do not leave it too late to book your Santa tickets, most of our trains were fully booked by early October last year.
From Sunday 1st September and following Sundays, Santa tickets may be booked subject to availability, direct at Harvesters Station. All Santa tickets MUST be booked before 1st November 2019.
Application forms are available from the station booking offices or may be downloaded from our website www.ewr-marketing.org or from this website. These are updated regularly with information regarding Santa’s trains and seat availability.
New Years Day Special.
January 1st 2020. Public Passenger Trains between 11am and 3:30pm.