I really wanted to be able to enter "Waycross" here, given my connection to the town in Georgia of the same name, but it's Frisco MP 88, just an earshot away from the Santa Train's stop ... (more)
#800 makes its debut appearance in Eustis and the crew has come out to join it with the train that will serve as The Polar Express, which is largely sold out for the next four weeks.
History At Clinchco-
The 75th Anniversary Christmas Train Special departs Clinchco, Virginia with it's special guest leader, the original 1948 built EMD F3A Nº800 which was recently restored to... (more)
The 75th anniversary CSX “Clinchfield” Santa Train is southbound just north of their next stop of Dante, Virginia, while en-route to a final stop in Kingsport, Tennessee. Here CSX P901-18 is knock... (more)
CSXT's 75th Annual Clinchfield Santa Train is out of the notorious stop at Dante headed to Saint Paul. Despite all the commotion that seemed to take place in Dante, the overall spirit of the trai... (more)
From Clinchfield Santa duty to O&NW Polar Express in just a matter of days. Smell of fresh paint still lingers. Trains will be running with 14-15 coaches!
"People, get ready, There's a train a-coming, You don't need no ticket, You just get on board, All you need is faith To hear the diesels humming, Don't need no ticket, You just thank the Lord... (more)
What I remember most about growing up & railfanning in Virginia is the topography: lots of curves, lots of elevation, lots of ditches....lots of scenes like this. As the 75th run of the Clinchfie... (more)
VLIX F7 8016, decorated as Clinchfield #800, leads the 75th running of the Clinchfield/CSX Santa Train southbound passing the north end of the siding at Trammel, VA.
Saw some comments where folks were curious why there weren't many shots of #800 in Florida....well GET READY...it's showtime. No special memberships or invites required from here on out. Orlando... (more)
The 75th Anniversary Clinchfield Santa Train operated by CSX and led by special guest locomotives CRR 800 and SCL 2024 masquerading as CRR 3632 cross the famous Copper Creek Trestle.
The immaculately restored Clinchfield 800 leaves St. Paul crossing the Clinch river enroute to deliver more Christmas cheer!
Santa arrives behind to the massive crowds at Kingsport on an EMD led sleigh!