Santa specials - great first weekend success
At the end of the highly successful first weekend of Santa Specials ELR Chairman, Mike Kelly, said.
"This weekend saw the beginning of the ELR’s annual Santa Specials season and marks the most challenging and frenetic period in the railway’s calendar.
Long before the first Santa train leaves Bolton Street Station the commercial and operational teams get to work during the summer in planning for the month long event which will stretch the ELR’s paid and volunteer resources to the limit.
The logistics are breath taking with a record 113 train trips accommodating over 41,000 visitors, where some 18,000 presents have to be colour coded, picked and packed into new reusable bags; around 23,000 bottles and sherry and mince pies are consumed where it’s all hands on deck".
© Rory Lushman