A heritage railway is looking to bring some joy to the world following a 'truly awful' year.

The Epping Ongar Railway has taken a bold step of putting on a dazzling light show on the rails for this winter.

The innovative show, which starts November 20, blends lights, music and line-side displays and a couple of other surprises.

Dean Walton, General Manager said, “This year has been a truly awful one, with our Epping Ongar Light Fantastic we hope to bring some of the joy we have all missed. This exciting train will put North Weald on the map.

“More than ever the Railway relies on the income from events like these to pay for the maintenance of the bridges, locomotives, carriages and stations in addition to the restoration work undertaken by the loyal team of volunteers. Coming to this event means you are directly supporting our band of hard-working volunteers.”

Tickets are priced at £20 a head sold in bundles of 2, 4 or 6.