Essex to host its first-ever ‘Heritage Train’

The train will start and finish at Shenfield Station

Essex is set to host it’s first-ever ‘Heritage Train’ next month.

The special event, on 24 April, has been organised by the Essex and South Suffolk Community Rail Partnership and Rayleigh Town Museum.

The 10.17 Greater Anglia service from Shenfield will take passengers to Rayleigh where they will receive a guided tour of the town’s heritage sites.

The walk, led by guides from the Rayleigh Town Museum, will take in the town’s Dutch Cottage, 200-year old windmill, high street and castle mount, as well as a visit to the museum itself.

The event will finish by lunchtime, giving attendees the rest of the day to explore at their leisure, returning on any train for just £5 return per adult and £3 per child.

Jayne Sumner, Essex and South Suffolk Community Rail Partnership rail engagement manager, said, “We’re delighted to team up with the Rayleigh Town Museum to offer a fascinating day out delving into the rich and surprising history of this corner of Essex.

“Getting the train is a brilliant way to go and explore while reducing your carbon footprint, and with-out the pollution and congestion caused by cars.”

“As this is our first heritage train it is bound to be very popular, so I would urge people to book their tickets as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.”

Tickets can be booked at