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Monday, December 2, 2013

Santa Specials get under way at Llan Railway


 
 * Santa and two of his Elves at Lapland.
 

 
* The loco crew with engine No.3802 ready for the 11.55am departure.

 
Saturday saw the start of the season of Santa Special Steam trains at Llangollen.
 
Santa and his elves were busy on the trains and the station greeting the family groups who were booked on the first specials of the festive season.
 
With four trains a day on each of the weekends, and a daily service from Friday, December 20 through to Christmas Eve, a total of 44 Santa Specials are scheduled to operate along the Dee Valley to Lapland at Carrog.
 
During the journey each child receives a special gift from Santa and the adults receive mulled wine and mince pies.

At Carrog, where a special delivery of snow has already arrived, family groups are invited to have their photograph taken with Santa on his sleigh beneath the Lapland station sign.
 
Back at Llangollen there is the opportunity to visit the special grotto coach where a traditional street scene is set out to enjoy.
 
Santa bookings are proving very popular as always and advance booking is necessary on the Santa Special website at www.llangollen-railway.co.uk.

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