Crossing over the impressive Copper Creek Viaduct, the 72nd running of the Clinchfield Santa Train passes through Clinchport, led by recently built SD40-3 No. 4047.
A EMD quartet leads 144 ore loads down from the U.S. Steel Minntac mine ( barely visible behind the trees) on the CN Minntac Sub. for the CN Missabe Sub then onto the CN Iron Range Sub and eventua... (more)
Four of Watco's (Blue Ridge Southern) SD40-3's soar above the waters of the French Broad river departing Asheville on this beautiful November afternoon.
A quad set of power brings empties from Two Harbors banging across the Ramshaw diamond as they head north to load taconite pellets at the Minorca mine before returning back to Two Harbors.
The Santa Train sits tied down under blue flag protection before the next day's trip to Kingsport.
The 72nd annual Santa Train crosses the famous Copper Creek Viaduct high above the Copper Creek valley. Santa has two more stops in Virginia to distribute toys, candy, and winter wear before the ... (more)
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.
Compared to the trip up from Proctor in the fog, the skies have now cleared nicely for IC 6261 as it leads a southbound taconite train from U.S. Steel, Minntac along the straight stretch of the CN... (more)
As usual, a large crowd gathered to greet the 72nd CSX Santa Train in the small historic town of Dante. Also on hand was Worlds Miss Virginia Tourism 2015.
Blue Ridge Southern's T-31 job heads east from Canton through the rolling hills in route to Asheville as it crosses Hominy Creek.
With its 15 mile journey complete, T31 arrives in Canton on this beautiful November afternoon.
Four of Blue Ridge Southern's SD40-3s lead the Canton-Asheville turn across the scenic French Broad river as they approach Asheville.
Close to halfway on its journey from Shelbiana, Kentucky to Kingsport, Tennessee, the 72nd Annual Santa Clause special comes around a curve and under an overpass as it pulls in to Dungannon to han... (more)
Passing through Dante Yard on the former Clinchfield Railroad, the 72nd Annual Santa Clause Special weaves through rows of hopper cars waiting to be loaded with black diamonds.
As fellow railfans get there shots of the Santa Train, it continues south at the South end of Boody, past some tied down MOW equipment.