It's a nice day in southwestern Virginia as a Clinchfield "Extra South" swings around the curve just across the tracks from the depot (to the left and behind the photographer). The other main here... (more)
As candy flies through the air, the crowds stream onto the tracks behind the 1993 Santa Claus Special.
A steam engine always draws a crowd! An excursion to Appalachia, Virginia lead by Southern 4501 has just exited ex-Clinchfield trackage and rolled onto ex-N&W rails at St. Paul, Virginia.
The 66th annual Santa Claus Special arrives at St. Paul. The expectant crowd is held at bay these days by a CSX safety crew that precedes the train to each stop (behind the photographer's back). T... (more)
The CSX Santa Special prepares to depart St. Paul and heads South towards Dungannon.
Dropping downgrade from Craigen Tunnel into St. Paul with an eastbound coal train. The road is US 58A to Norton.
Note legacy lettering still on the overpass. This is a southbound loaded coal train.
After weeks of photo sessions, the sun is in the right position for the daily Empire Builder.
A pair of MACs sit north of the yard.
Waiting for the bridge to clear.
Two units return light after depositing a string of autoracks.
8077 begins to pull the Santa Train from St. Paul. Next "stop"--Copper Creek!
Cab detail of Santa '03's lead, 8077.