Here it comes…. Santa’s Special…
And look there is Santa
A treat for Ewan our youngest Grandson…as well as for his mum and dad, his grandma’s and me. A trip on Great Central Railways Steam Santa Special.
With entertainers, mince pies, music, and of course Santa himself with a sack load of presents and Mrs Christmas to keep Santa on the right tracks and it was a fun day. There were of course times when young Ewan was a trifle mesmerised but he and the carriages full of little kids all had a great well behaved time.
All the kids had fun but for the adults it was also a nostalgic look back to times gone bye.
Then all too soon it was goodbye to Oliver Cromwell the Steam Engine that pulled our train along and Goodbye to Santa who was heading back to the North Pole for a rest before the BIG day
Grand Central Railways is a Steam Heritage Railway base at Loughborough, Leicestershire
(C) David Oakes 2016