Great Central Railway Loughborough 6th December 2009
The Outer Home signal on the left was the one Jim had his eye on. We were working the return Santa Express with LMS Black 5 4-6-0 45231 due to arrive Loughborough at 12.34.
The reason for our delay is related to that Up Advanced Starter being pulled off on the right. A few minutes later the delayed Santa shuttle rattled past top-and-tailed by a Class 20 diesel and O4 2-8-0 63601. We couldn't have two Santas in the station at the same time could we? What would the kids think??