With onlookers at the horn honk event, Wabash 1189 moves its train over the adjacent tracks with another load of passengers.
The last F7 ever built shoves the last excursion train of the day back into the museum at Monticello's Railroad Days.
Wabash 1189 sits beneath the cloud of steam erupting from the ADM facility in Decatur, Illinois while loading passengers for Norfolk Southern's 2011 Santa Train.
Wabash 1189 trails on the excursion train as it returns east towards Decatur.
As the 2011 NS Illinois Division Santa Train prepares for departure, a yard job with two NS MP15DCs pulls up for headroom near Wabic.
On a sunny, December 10th, Norfolk Southern's Santa Train is preparing to depart as a pair of NS MP15DC's pull up alongside with a yard job, making for a cool sight.
NS Santa Train 957 powered by Wabash F7A 1189 leads the Santa train past the grain bins in Niantic, Illinois.
Next to its namesake coaling tower, WAB 1189 prepares to lead its train out of Decatur.
The Norfolk Southern's 2011 Santa Train is just about ready to depart Decatur. This would be its last trip of the day.
Nearing the end of its second to last run of the day, Wabash 1189 pushes the Santa Train east towards the Decatur Yard, where it will load and unload passengers.
Passing through the small village of Harristown, Wabash 1189 achieves track speed, making its way towards Illiopolis.
Friends Robby Gragg and Joe Zaky get their shots of the annual, NS Santa Train as it highballs east through the town of Niantic.
Passing its own Wabash searchlights, #1189 heads back to Decatur, rolling through Harristown.
Norfolk Southern's 2011 Santa Train highballs west through the town of Niantic, doing every bit of 60 MPH.
Wabash 1189, an F7(A), crosses the CN at WABIC Junction.