Daily Archives: December 8, 2012

News – Chasewater Railway Santa Specials

Chasewater Railway Santa Specials

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The Santa Special trains are now well under way at Chasewater Railway in Staffordshire. The Heritage Centre Is dressed up for the part with a G scale model railway running all day to keep the children (and adults) amused while awaiting their turn to see Santa.

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In addition to the Chasewater Railway Raffle, for which tickets are sold on the train, there is a raffle in aid of Museum funds.  First prize in this raffle is an excellent Christmas hamper, kindly donated by Mr. and Mrs. Sealey (Snr), which can be seen in the buffet, and amongst the other prizes in this lovely Christmas cake.

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Our elves have been kept very busy this year

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Here are 2 of them working on the Meccano model engine in the Museum – it’s a shame its not on display.

While we’re in the Museum, the main clock -watching elf was getting frustrated – again and again and again….

So he was sent outside with his brush!!

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Where he found yet another naughty elf!DSCF9051

The engine driving elves (and there are quite a few of them) have been kept very busy too.

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As well as the good elves, there are one or two who may have been a little bit naughty so they are kept outside so as not to frighten Santa’s visitors!

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Steam loco Nechells No. 4 is on duty for the specials – the Robert Stephenson & Hawthorn 0-6-0T No. 7684/1951 engine is our most powerful resident loco.  Click below to play the video.

For all details of the Santa Specials go to the web site:

chaserail.com

DSCF9042Resting in Hednesford before their big day!