Top Ten of 2017. With 2017 in the books, here's a look back at my Top 10 favorite shots from the past year.6. Our spur-of-the-moment trip this year was a jaunt to coal cou... (more)
The "Clinchfield 676," showing its articulation, approaches Boody, as the local citizens gather under a light rain to see Santa. Two days before, on its deadhead move, the big engine ha... (more)
Santa Train number 75 makes it's way through the signal at Booty as it reduces throttle to make a stop in St. Paul.
The matching bridge. Railfan/Railroad Magazine Editor Steve Barry was standing next to me in St. Paul, and showed me a photo he taken in this exact spot in 1982 of a Clinchfield SD45 at the same l... (more)
The crowds came out all over for the run of the 75th Anniversary of The Santa Train! In St. Paul, Virginia on the afternoon of November 18, 2017, people flocked from all over to see Ricky Skaggs a... (more)
The immaculately restored Clinchfield 800 leaves St. Paul crossing the Clinch river enroute to deliver more Christmas cheer!
CRR 800 (EMD F3) leads CSX P901 south through CP Boody in St. Paul, Virginia
Q696 passes the Clinchfield-era doll arm signal at the South End of Boody. The track on the right is the connection track to go Eastbound on the NS Clinch Valley District, which hasn't been used f... (more)
At a place known locally as Moorefield Bottoms approximately in the middle of the siding the once daily merchandise train grinds its way northbound. The unit has been renumbered since, the track ... (more)
Northbound freight on the former Clinchfield passes the former site of the station. Norfolk Southern track is to the right.
A Louisville & Nashville SD40-2 leads a train past the St. Paul yard office in Virginia coal country.
745 crosses highway 58A while enroute to Carterton for a crew change.
Santa and his helpers toss stuffed animals and other gifts -- some 25 tons in all over the course of the day -- from the back of the 73rd annual Santa Train at St. Paul, Va. This stop usually attr... (more)
Under perfect weather conditions the 73rd CSX Santa Train makes a scheduled stop in this historic town on the former Clinchfield Railroad.