There are no photos of the light up of the warming fire, however here is a shot of 4270 complete with boiler which turned up yesterday. A report on it's arrival and fitting into the frames is anticipated shortly.
|4270 with boiler|
There were two trains out running Santa Specials today, the 8F was out first with Chris Brooks & Cliff Faulkner, here lost in a shroud of steam as well as Jamie Christie who managed to elude my camera today.
|Chris & Cliff|
|8F Heading off to find Santa|
|Andy, Andrew, Matt & Paul|
|Andy looks unconcerned as he is about to be engulfed in steam|
|Backing towards the empty coaching stock|
|John Cruxon, Andy Meredith & Paul Stratford|
|About to receive the token at Toddington signal box|
|Exiting Greet tunnel|
|Elf and |
|Santa and his helpers|
Meanwhile, back at Toddington, Andy Webber and his helpers set to work on 2807. Thanks to Dan Wigg for the next two photos.
Other points of note were that some regular members of the steam dept came along as passengers along with various family members. Ade Showell was caught taking photos of some of his family: