Full steam ahead for Caledonian Railway’s special Santa train

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For steam enthusiasts, Christmas wouldn’t be the same without a journey on the Caledonian Railway’s special Santa train.

In the last journey’s of 2014, the Santa Special trains started and finished at Brechin Station, with a ten-minute stop at Bridge of Dun Station.

Caledonian Railway's Santa Special, en route from Bridge of Dun to Brechin

Caledonian Railway's Santa Special, en route from Bridge of Dun to Brechin

The eight mile round trip lasted about one hour and proved a popular festive day out for the whole family, with all passengers receiving a gift and Santa visiting all children at their seats dispensing presents.

In addition, there was a face painter at Brechin Station providing a 
free service.

The Caledonian Railway is a four mile standard gauge railway line which runs from the Victorian terminus station at Brechin, through the Angus countryside, to what was once a mainline station at Bridge of Dun.

Bridge of Dun station was also a regular stopping point for the Royal Train en route to Ballater. Passenger services stopped running to Brechin in 1952 with goods trains running until 1981. To find out more, please visit the website www.caledonianrailway.com