Martyn Sparkes - Video Archive pre-2013
Welcome to my Video Archive. Here you will find videos I have produced in the past for my Bungled Productions YouTube Channel, plus new videos edited from footage taken prior to 2013.
Santa's Polar Express - Bo'ness and Kinneil Railway
Saturday 5th December 2010
Early December 2010 saw a blanket of snow cover most of the UK, and the central belt of Scotland was no exception. At the Bo'ness and Kinneil Railway, it took a team of dedicated volunteers many hours of hard labour in freezing conditions to make sure that 100's of children got a steam train ride to the North Pole (South), meeting Santa along the way. Due to the conditions, running round at the North Pole was not an option, so the train was headed by WPR No 17 (on loan from the Strathspey Railway), with D49 No 246 Morayshire on the rear. The freezing conditions made it a very atmospheric day to say the very least, as this footplate ride from south of Kinneil Halt to the North Pole (Birkhill) shows.