Epping to Ongar QEII Beer Festival

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http://eorailway.co.uk/events/real-ale/  

28th, 29th and 30th July 2017.  

Celebrating 60 years (apparently) since the Epping-North Weald-Ongar line f
irst 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 Shenfiel
d.  

So there is a lot there for transport and beer fans.

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  
London.  
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  
advance.  
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  
www.eorailway.co.uk.  
Alan Perryman  

see http://www.westmiddx-camra.org.uk/LD/2017/LDvol39_3.pdf

Re: Epping to Ongar QEII Beer Festival
On Saturday, 10 June 2017 07:05:27 UTC+1, Offramp  wrote:
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If you're still wondering... it was '62 stock to celebrate 60 years since f
irst tube into Ongar :)

Next event 23/09 - real ale train with diesel haulage.

Alan

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