After an afternoon spring shower to cool things off, this NS coal train blew through southwestern VA on its way to Big Stone Gap.
8077 begins to pull the Santa Train from St. Paul. Next "stop"--Copper Creek!
Cab detail of Santa '03's lead, 8077.
CSX 8077 pulls to a stop among the crowd of hundreds in Dante, VA.
Former L&N 8077 pulls the 2003 Santa Special across Copper Creek for the 61st year running.
CSX 8077 leads the 2003 Santa Train over the Holston toward its end in Kingsport Yard.
As seen on RP.net previously on the KY Derby Train, 2575 leads a coal train south over Copper Creek on NS' Appalchia Line.
CSX 358 leads this empty coal train over the Island Creek bridge, followed by a de-rated 6,000 hp AC (#611).
Former C&O 8636 is shown here at Ford's Branch waiting to pull into Shelby Yard.
Set of 4 CSX light engines await a green signal at West Stone.
CSX 9052 rests at the West End of Shelby with a worn-out C40-8 of "unknown descent!"
CSX 537 leads an empty coal train to Shelby. Seen @ the far right is a C&O signal with a doomed fate.