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.

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Additional Photos by John Cannon (tyro) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1986 W: 427 N: 7659] (30513)
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