Photos

Photographer's Note

Merry Christmas to All!

When I saw this picture which Marion had uploaded, I remembered that I still had some pictures from three years ago of "Santa's Polar Express" at Bo'ness, so here's one taken during a great day out we had with our young grandchildren.

The Bo'ness and Kinneil Railway is run by the Scottish Railway Preservation Society and each year, during the run-up to Christmas, they run "Santa Specials". All tickets cost around £9 and for that you get a return trip up the line, a distance of only a very few miles, but Santa comes on the train and gives gifts to all the children (quite good gifts too for the money) and all adults get a hot mince pie and a cup of tea. It's good fun for the children and a little pang of nostalgia for the grown-ups.

Incidentally, the funny hats which people are wearing are paper "antlers" - everyone has to wear them on the train!

You can read more about this railway and the SRPS here.

Shot in RAW and converted and edited in PSE9.

Photo Information
Viewed: 3146
Points: 48
Discussions
Additional Photos by John Cannon (tyro) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1278 W: 393 N: 4789] (19254)
View More Pictures
explore TREKEARTH