Santa Specials

Becoming a traditional feature of Christmas, almost as traditional as panto, has been the Santa Specials that steam railway companies put on in December. Some even start as early as November.
Press releases have been coming into the CD-Traveller office so we have put together a list (with a click-through link) to their websites plus the dates that they are running. There are 36 listed, but if you know of others please let us know.

The first press release we received was from the Dartmouth Stream Railway and we thank them for the image they provided.

You can find the Santa Specials listed in the events calendar, but a full list is below:

Name of Companies (Click to enter their website!) Date running in December
Dartmouth Steam Railway and River Boat Company 11, 12, 18, 19, 22, 23, 24
Nene Valley Railway 1, 4, 5, 8, 11, 12, 15, 18, 19, 22, 23, 24
Bluebell Railway 18, 19, 23, 24
West Somerset Railway 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 23, 24
Bo’ness and Kinneil Railway 1~19
Brecon Mountain Railway 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23
Bressingham Railway 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 22, 23
Buckingham Railway Centre 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19
Dean Forest Railway 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 24
Devon Railway Centre 11, 12, 18, 19
Didcot Railway Centre 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 22, 23
East Kent Railway 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 23, 24
East Lancashire Railway 1~24
Fairbourne Railway 18, 19
Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24
Great Central Railway 25
Kent and East Sussex Railway 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 22, 24
Lavender Line 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 21, 22
Leighton Buzzard Railway 4, 5, 8, 11, 12, 15, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23
Llanberis Lake Railway 5, 11, 12, 18, 19
Mid Hants Railway 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
The Mid-Norfolk Railway 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 23, 24
North Yorkshire Moors Railway 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 21, 22
Romney Hythe and Dymchurch Railway 18, 19, 24
Seven Valley Rail 1~31
Strathspey Railway 12, 18, 19, 24
Keighley and Worth Valley railway 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19
Lappa Valley 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23
Swanage Railway 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 22
Swindon Cricklade 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 20, 21
Talyllyn Railway 18, 19, 24
Teifi Valley 11, 12, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24
Waterford and Suir Valley 4, 5, 8, 11, 12, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 28
Weardale Railway 1~24
Welsh Highland Railway 11, 12, 18, 19, 22, 23
Welshpool and Llanfair Railway 11, 12, 18, 19