Family tradition – Santa on a Steam Train

We try to go on a Santa steam train every Christmas, and is part of the holidays that we all enjoy and look forward to. Last year we didn’t manage it, as we were in Thailand and we were a bit worried that we wouldn’t this year as we couldn’t head up to Aviemore but found one at Llangollen, which is only 45 minute drive away.

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Richard informs me that our engine was a Black 5. 20121224-153454.jpg You can’t go on a train without posing for a family photo. 20121224-153736.jpg Father Christmas, and his helpers, came along the train, with presents for the children and mince pies and mulled wine for the adults.

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Two very happy children:

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After a steep climb and though a tunnel, we arrived at Corrog Station, a  corner of which had been converted to Lapland, complete with fake snow and a sleigh for more photos.

The train then chuffed back down the line to Llangollen, going on a steam train is a brilliant way to spend Christmas eve.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sandra
    Dec 26, 2012 @ 10:18:31

    Merry Christmas Esther!

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