The Clinchfield 676 at dusk, about halfway between Dante and St. Paul, rolling toward Kingsport. It was our last photo of the day, as the train was delayed at Boody after the 676 sideswiped a tra... (more)
The "Clinchfield 676" at dawn on the Friday of the 50th anniversary Santa Claus Special weekend. Two items were on the agenda- fix the twisted running board (above the fireman's side fro... (more)
The old meets the new in Clinchfield country, as UP Challenger No. 3985 disguised as CRR No. 676 pauses for servicing. On the right, 3-month old CSX C40-8W No. 7787 is on the point of a 5-unit la... (more)
"Clinchfield 676" (UP 3985) at the end of the running of the 50th anniversary Santa Claus Special.
The Clinchfield 676 (UP 3985) has gotten the attention of one dog but not the other, after starting from a delay caused by sideswiping some coal hoppers. Note the ski-jump at the front of the run... (more)
The Clinchfield 676 (UP 3985) has stopped for servicing alongside a C&O C-20 steel caboose in Shelby Yard, KY
The Clinchfield 676 (UP 3985) is preparing for some minor surgery- note the bent running board over the hot water pump near the smokebox. The morning sun also highlights the taped-on cab numerals... (more)
The Clinchfield 676 (UP 3985) is rounding the curve at Fremont, on its way to Kingsport, Tennessee. The old trackside winch does not appear on today's satellite map.
The Clinchfield 676 (UP 3985) splits the old C&O signals while deadheading south on the Big Sandy to Shelby Yard
The "Clinchfield 676" (UP 3985) at its stop in St. Paul for the 50th Santa Claus Train in 1992. No steam in 2018 for the 76th edition, but country stars Maddie & Tae will be aboard to he... (more)
The "Clinchfield 676" (UP 3985) is climbing the grade to the tunnel at Trammel, on a deadhead move from Huntington, WV to Kingsport, TN. Not sure of exact location.
The Clinchfield 676 (UP 3985) is about to get some light repairs from the UP steam crew, as an ex-L&N SD40-2 rolls by northbound. (Note the bent running board under the crane hook.)
The "Clinchfield 676" (UP 3985) is deadheading to Kingsport, TN for the 50th running of the Santa Claus Train in 1992. No steam this year for the 76th edition, but country stars Maddie ... (more)
While not a Big Boy, UP Challenger No. 3985 was the next best thing! Here it is, disguised as the "Clinchfield 676," as seen through a 135mm lens somewhere along the old Big Sandy Sub.
The "Clinchfield 676" (UP 3985) is deadheading down the old C&O two days prior to the 50th anniversary run of the Santa Claus Special.