SNOW covered the Llanelli & Mynydd Mawr Railway when it held its first-ever Christmas event at the site of the former Cynheidre Colliery on Sunday, December 10.
Train rides ran every 15 minutes over a recent running line extension and the event proved extremely popular with visitor numbers hitting over 200 over the course of the day.
Santa himself and the chairman of Llanelli Rural Council, Coun John Evans, opened the event by arriving into Cynheidre station just before 11am, before heading to the on-site grotto, ahead of a day of lots of mince pies, presents and plenty of Christmas cheer along the way. Nia Griffith MP also lent her support to the event with a visit during the course of the day.
Project director Des Thomas said: “The feedback received from our first open day in September gave us a real motivation to make a Christmas event a reality.
“It has been a huge team effort since then to get everything into place. What a fantastic day it has been and we’ve even managed to pick a day where snow arrived.
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