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SANTA SERVICES

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Usually during December, and prior to Christmas, Ribble Valley Rail, in partnership with Northern Rail, runs its SANTA SERVICES.

The units are seasonally decorated, and manned by RVR members. Santa distributes presents to the children between Blackburn and Clitheroe, whilst adult passengers are treated to mince pies and sherry.

Scroll down to see a selection of photographs taken on the past Santa Services

Christmas Trees photographed at Dawson's Department Store, Clitheroe - an RVR Sponsor

 

 

 
SANTA SERVICE 2012

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Scroll down to view the photos

 

Photos: N. Kirby

 

A selection of

RVR

Committee Members

discussing final

arrangements

 

 

 

 

 

Passengers awaiting

the arrival of the train

on Platform 1

at

Blackburn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

Santa Train arrives

headed by

class 156, 156468

with

La'al Ratty

in the rear

 

 

 

 

 

 

SANTA is onboard

 

'Goody Bags'

are loaded

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Santa distributing his

'Goody Bags'

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

Young at heart
 

 

 

 

 

 

RVR members

getting ready for the

distribution of

Mince Pies

on the return journey

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arrival at Hellifield

 

 

 

Entertainment

&

Refreshments

on offer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Northern Rail

+

RVR

+

Friends of

Settle & Carlisle Railway

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Santa train setting off

for stabling

at Settle Junction

 

before returning

 

 

 

 

 

Hellifield

Station Cafe

 

 

 

 

 

Entertainment

provided by

Carol Singers

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

Members of

Friends of

Settle & Carlisle Railway

patrolling the platform edge

 

 

 

 

 

Carlisle - Leeds

normal service train

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Santa Special

returns from

stabling at

Settle Junction

 

 

 

 

 

Mince Pies & Sherry

 

for the adults

 

 

 

 

 

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Saturday 11 December 2010

 

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Santa's arrival

at Ramsgreave & Wilpshire

is eagerly awaited

 

Friend of R&W, Ken Roberts,

as always,

is on hand to marshall the crowds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
 
 
 

The arrival at Ramsgreave & Wilpshire

of the 11:40 hrs

Clitheroe to Manchester Vic service

"No, Santa is not on this train"

 

Noting the headboard,

clearly this must be Santa's train

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
 
 
 

Just a few of the RVR servers,

relaxing with Santa,

having assisted

with the distribution of copious

Goody Bags, Mince Pies, and Sherry,

and all accomplished

in a very short space of time.

 

Arrival at Clitheroe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
 
 
 
Photo calls with Santa
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
 

 
 
 

Mike and Sue, of the Clitheroe Interchange,

who were kept very busy

selling tickets and providing Train Information

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
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"The Spirit of the Santa Services"

 

 

 

 

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SANTA SERVICES 2009

Photo Gallery

 
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Saturday 12 December 2009

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Below:

A wintry but seasonal vista

as viewed whilst traversing Whalley Viaduct

 

 

 

Photos: N. Kirby

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For many years, Ribble Valley Rail (RVR) has been most grateful for the considerable support it has received from various sponsors, who have given most generously towards its raffles and provisions on its Santa Services.

 

 

SPONSORS

 

In return, RVR wishes to show its appreciation by including, for the sponsors, free adverts, designed by the Webmaster (NK), who hopes to vary their content periodically to reflect the time of year and changes in respective promotions.

 

 

 
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CLITHEROE

 

Tel: 01200 425151

www.dawsonsdepartmentstore.co.uk

 

Opposite

Clitheroe Interchange

 

 

 

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RVR Northern Santa Services

will be running

Saturdays 10 & 17 December 2011

 

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Decorations

 

 
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Cards

for all occasions

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