The Clinchfield 676 (UP 3985) is about to get some light repairs from the UP steam crew, as an ex-L&N SD40-2 rolls by northbound. (Note the bent running board under the crane hook.)
A CSX yard crew is using two GE AC4400CW (CSXT 90 & 219) locomotives to switch cars in the yard at Kingsport, TN.
DPU on a southbound OFOX (lesser: Residco) limestone train is a late-model ES44AH (in CSX parlance). The rapid-dump hoppers appear to be repurposed coal cars. They were not completely full.
This L&N veteran, also once captive in the Bone Valley, is a welcome sight.
The "Clinchfield 676" ends the 50th run of the Santa Claus Special just short of Cherokee St. crossing. Here's a shot in between local citizens taking turns posing by the pilot, including a view ... (more)
The 50th Anniversary Santa Claus Special nears the end of its run, with local citizens on the ground waiting for the train staff and Santa to heave gifts off the back platform of the business car ... (more)
With the 75th Annual Clinchfield Santa Train run complete, the consist reverses into Carter Yard to prepare for the return to Jacksonville. #800 remains blue carded as F7(A) VLIX 8016, but is als... (more)
The "Clinchfield 676" greets the dawn on the Friday of the 50th anniversary Santa Claus Special weekend. Two items are on the agenda- fix the twisted running board (above the front cylinder) and ... (more)
Credit where credit is due. Employees CSX, members of the Southern Appalachia Railway Museum and associates posed in front of Clinchfield 800 (F3A) at the end of the day on November 18, 2017. Afte... (more)
Unexpected visitor. CSX 8006 (SD40-2) passes Clinchfield Railroad 3632 (SD45) while capturing night shots of the Clinchfield engines that were restored in honor of the 75th Anniversary of The Sant... (more)
Santa arrives behind to the massive crowds at Kingsport on an EMD led sleigh!
Engineer Tony King gracefully guides the Clinchfield Railroad's Santa Train across the Holston River bridge just north of Kingsport, TN, as the 75th running of this landmark train comes to a close... (more)
A Clinchfield "meet" at Carter Yard in Kingsport.
A loaded coal train for Duke Energy`s Cliffside power plant at Brice NC gets underway after a crew change.
Clinchfield Extra 800 South leads office car 100 out of Holston Tunnel #33 and across the South Fork Holston River.