Lead by a classic Clinchfield F3A the tradition of the Santa Train continues as it heads south for Kingsport Tennessee.
A Clinchfield duo leads the Santa Train south as it departs Clinchco.
As they creep over the bridge in preparation for their stop at Toms Bottom, Clinchfield 800 leads the Santa Train over the Russel Fork.
Slowed down to a crawl crossing the "World Famous Copper Creek Viaduct", Engineer Tony King puts on a show!
"Clinchfield 800 South, clear signal at the world famous Copper Creek Trestle. P901, out." -Engineer Tony King's radio transmission as the 75th Clinchfield Santa Train started acr... (more)
CRR 800 (EMD F3) leads CSX P901 south through CP Boody in St. Paul, Virginia
A Clinchfield "meet" at Carter Yard in Kingsport.
Somebody had to post it...so here's the classic shot at Dante. Minor cloning used in photoshop to clean up church-porch clutter.
The Santa Train slows for its station stop in Haysi.
Clinchfield 800 south passes under the derelict Wakenva tipple with the 75th running of the Santa Train. This was a truly amazing feat for all involved with CSX, the Southern Appalachia Railway Mu... (more)
CSX's 75th annual Christmas Train heads down the old Clinchfield route at Caney interlocking with F3A #800 from the Clinchfield Railroad in the lead.
The 75th Santa Train is about to cross the Clinch River and plunge into a tunnel directly beneath my feet on its way to Kingsport.
Awaiting it's early morning curtain call, Clinchfield F7A 800 sits on the former C&O mainline at Shelbiana, Kentucky; the start of the Santa Train's 110 mile trip through the Appalachian Region. ... (more)
Traveling over the former Clinchfield classic power leads the Santa Train away from St. Paul.
Clinchfield 800 pops out of the tunnel at McClure at it leads the 75th annual Santa Train south for Kingsport.