Framed by the Clinchfield Intermediate Signals, a southbound loaded coal train for Duke Power pops around the curve at Fort Blackmore, Virginia bound for Frisco and points eastward.
In what has been a well known scene for several years of Santa Trains, former L&N SD40-2 8033 cuts through the crowd at Fort Blackmore on the former Clinchfield main line.
A decent crowd has gathered to greet the man in the red suit and his train at Fort Blackmore as the 73rd running of this Appalachian tradition pulls ahead to distribute gifts.
Winding along the former Clinchfield, a pair of CSX GE's lead U355-18 around "69" curve just a few miles out of Fort Blackmore, Vriginia.
Surrounded by a sea of eager people waiting to see Santa, the 72nd Annual Santa Clause Special comes down into Fort Blackmore, Virginia led by a Huntington Rebuild.
The 72nd running of the CSX (Clinchfield) Santa Train parallels Highway 72 and the Clinch River as it rolls into Fort Blackmore on its yearly trek from Shelby, KY to Kingsport, TN.
CSXT 4043 brings the 71st Annual Santa Train into Fort Blackmore, VA under the protection of one of the many safety crews.
Passing through the open fields and rolling hills of Scott County, the 71st running of the Clinchfield Santa Train glides across the former Clinchfield mainline near Fort Blackmore.
The 71st annual running of the Santa Train rolls into Fort Blackmore, greeting an unusually small crowd for this stop.
CSX Santa Train making his stop in Ft. Blackmore to throw the presents to the kids there. The train makes stops in each town to throw presents from the rear platform of the train. The train operat... (more)
The masses converge on the platform of the 'West Virginia' as gifts begin to be thrown out to people in the crowd.
The standard vehicular entourage of chase vehicles paces the 70th running of the "Clinchfield" Santa Claus Special. A stop to toss off presents is two miles ahead.
Its that time of year again on the Clinchfield. The 70th annual CSX Santa Train Comes to a stop at Fort Blackmore Before making its way south towards Kingsport.
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The way it was! Folks got close-in trackside to gather gifts tossed from the Ob car as the 50th Anniversary Santa Train came by. Challenger is UP re-lettered for the occasion.
CSX P913 has just established "three step protection" and locals from the community of Ft. Blackmore and surrounding areas enjoy catching a glimpse of Santa on the rear end observation platform of... (more)