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Santa Specials at Woody Bay - Sunday 7th December

The second day of the 2008 Santa Specials season saw bright, sunny, cold weather at Woody Bay today. The trains were operated by steam locomotive Jung 0-4-0WT 'Justine' currently on loan from the North Gloucester Narrow Gauge Railway at Toddington. Santa was kept busy all day as a steady stream of children and their families visited him in the festively decorated Van 23 serving as 'Santa's Grotto'.

In the station building, visitors enjoyed the traditional mulled wine, mince pies and other catering on offer from the cafe.

Santa Specials are operating every weekend in December  - for further details, look for the Santa logo or see the  Santa Specials page.


1. Justine runs round the train at Woody Bay

2. Justine leaves shed, decorated for the Santa Specials

3. Running down hill with the 11.00 Woody Bay-Killington Lane Santa Special

4. 'Justine' approaches Woody Bay

5. Running round past the carriages at Woody Bay

6. Visitors queue to see Santa in Van 23

7. Santa enjoys a quiet break outside Van 23

8. Justine with an afternoon train returning to Woody Bay

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