A Northbound empty CSX empty coal train passes through Sun, Virginia just on the outskirts of Dante Yard on the former Clinchfield main line.
The 76th annual Santa Train winds its way through the multiple curves at Sun, Va with the sun very appropriately lighting the scene almost perfectly.
Clinchfield's first diesel, 800, a F3 rebuilt to F7 specs, leads the 75th annual Santa Train down her home rails through the winding curves at Sun, VA.
CRR 800 slides through a series of curves at Sun, with the Santa Train in tow.
The 2016 Santa Train crosses a small creek as it winds its way towards the next stop on its journey, St. Paul.
In a late evening pocket of sunshine deep in the valley, Q697 rounds the curve at Sun, just south of Dante, with the howling of motors and squealing flanges filling the valley.
This is the former Clinchfield, but things are already starting to change under CSX Corporation. This southbound coal train has ex-Family Lines power book-ending two former Chessie units. The brid... (more)
Another CSX Santa Train will run later this month but the apex was reached when UP's Challenger, lettered for the Clinchfield, pulled the 50th Anniversary train.
CSX's yearly 'Santa Train.' The train makes stops in each town to throw presents from the rear platform of the train. The train is sponsored by Food City, CSX, and Kingsport Area Chamber of Commer... (more)
CSX 9006 leads a northbound work train through the late afternoon shadows and fall foliage at Sun, Virginia on the north end of the former Clinchfield RR.
The NB deadhead of the Santa Train rounds the sharp curve at Sun, VA-just south of Dante Yard on the former Clinchfield. 8095 is of L&N heritage.
This is a southbound loaded coal train.
Northbound mty hopper train on the approach to Dante Yard
A southbound CSX grain train passes the signal at Sun in the snow