The weekend of 9th and 10th December 2017 was one when there was snow on the ground, making for atmospheric shots of the Santa Special trains.


No.85 approaching Greenisland with the first Saturday train to Whitehead. (C.P.Friel) Running round at Portadown before the first Sunday morning train to Lisburn.
The morning train passing Seagoe on the way to Lisburn. (C.P.Friel) The first train enters Lisburn. (J.A.Friel)
The Sunday afternoon train passing Craigavon's balancing lakes. (C.P.Friel) Day's work over, waiting at Portadown for the road home.