Archive for December, 2006

Santa Specials a great success so far…

Sunday, December 10th, 2006

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This year the Santa Specials have been even more popular than we expected. A huge crowd turned out to see off the first trip with our ‘very special guest’ taking a well earned break from wrapping all those presents.

Below you can see a train leaving the platform.

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A large group of well wishers and supporters turned out to wave them off.

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Leaving the station and heading for Moreton Bridge…

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After a fine run, Arthur pulls into the platform and delivers his ‘special guest’ to Santas Grotto…

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The specially cleaned out Engine Shed made a fine Grotto, if a little chilly. Still it is supposed to be the North Pole!

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We are not sure who enjoyed the visit the most, the adults or the children. A few snaps below to give you the flavour of the events…

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One little guest telling Santa what she hopes for this Christmas…

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Well, thats it folks, our first year of running a garden railway is almost at an end. All the staff would like to wish you a very happy Christmas, a peacefull new year and a big thank you for visiting the MPLR.

First ‘How to…’ article now published.

Saturday, December 9th, 2006

Take a look but read the disclaimer please!