While a northbound mty grain train holds the siding, the southbound inspection train passes the iconic Union Baptist Church at Dante.
Clinchfield's last four F-units were operated as an A-B-B-A set working out of the coalfield terminal at Dante in 1981. Here, the "final four" are taking a break from weighing coal. Thankfully, th... (more)
After having been released from GE in Erie less than a week earlier, CSX ES44AC #3071 leads northbound empty grain train G979 by the former Clinchfield Railroad depot at Dante, VA.
Southbound CSX loaded coal train N360 is on the move again at Phillips after stopping to let the helper cut off from the rear of the train. While distributed power helper engines are used on the ... (more)
The 2011 CSX Santa Train eases into Dante, Va., greeted by a large and eager crowd awaiting their first glimpse of Santa Claus on the rear of the train.
The 1989 Santa Claus Special is stopped at Dante, VA to allow Santa his "elves" to throw out candy and gifts. The church on the left is the iconic Union Baptist Church--a photographic prop used by... (more)
2011 Santa Train with the Union Baptist church. Nikon D80, Nikon 12-24 f/4
CSX's yearly 'Santa Train' going by the Church in Dante before stopping to throw gifts from the rear platform. The train makes stops in each town to throw presents from the rear platform of the tr... (more)
The Santa Train prepares for its stop at Dante. Nikon D700 Nikon 70-200 f/2.8
'Half a car to stop, Santa Train', CSX safety teams transmit over the radio as CSXT 8140 and its sharp consist featuring CSX's business fleet arrives at Dante for the 70th running of the Clinchfie... (more)
New CSX GE ES44AC #3058 leads an older GE on a southbound loaded coal train passing the frequently documented former Clinchfield Railroad scene at Dante, VA. more)
Red hot pokers growing obscenely amidst the purple rocket greet the passage of this empty NB grain train on another fine Saturday morning, a great day to be alive. To the left is a gutter on the ... (more)
CRR SD45-2 No. 3623 and F7A No. 800 were laying over at the CRR engine facility in Dante, VA on Nov. 12, 1977.
Southbound CSX freight Q696 working through the reverse curves at Phillips Yard, just south of Dante in the heart of former Clinchfield RR country following a quick snowfall the night before.
The 69th annual CSX (Clinchfield) Santa Train pauses next to the iconic Union Baptist Church in Dante.