It’s Christmas time at Shedley Wood Railway and the trains are busy as usual. This year, the usual Santa Special train is being hauled by the new Britannia 70013 ‘Oliver Cromwell’ and the Red Red Robin Pullman Dining special hauled by BR/SR West Country class loco 34041 ‘Wilton’ and GWR Castle class 4086 ‘Builth Castle’ on return trip. There is also the Christmas Cracker special hauled by another GWR loco 4901 ‘Adderley Hall’ with GWR coaches and the Lyttleham Christmas shuttle train with LT Pannier tank L92 in charge.
The mail trains hauled by Class 20 and 73 and the Christmas goods trains hauled by Class 26, 31 and BR/LNER B12 locos. BR Standard 4MT 4-6-0 with the coal train and the normal passenger services with BR/SR Merchant Navy 35014 ‘Nederland Line’ hauling SR coaches bought early this year and Derby Lightweight DMU.
The Santa’s train runs at the end of the session with J83 tank engine in charge of the train this year.
Wishing all a safe Happy Christmas and New Year 2021.
Home for the holidays – Chris Haugen.
Deck the halls (instrumental) – Jingle Punks
Angels we have heard – Kevin Macleod
Away in a manger – Audionautix
We wish you a Merry Christmas (Instrumental) – Jingle Punks
Silent Night (Instrumental) – Jingle Punks.