The CNIC Peoria Local floats across the Sugar Creek bridge work south of Hartsburg, Illinois on Monday.
After visiting with Santa, the kids get to tour the cab of CN painted IC 9614 and carefully exit the locomotive from the lead pilot with the help of volunteers.
CN/IC 9614 with Mr. Santucci at the throttle hauls butt toward Gibson City... It seems like every year or two CN becomes more prominant on what used to be the "IC" Santa train. The invasion contin... (more)
The local was forced to wait on the Santa train before it could move forward, so the crew pulled the train right up so they could enjoy some of the Santa train's food.
The CN Santa train rolls north in late afternoon light. Of course the IC E unit was on the wrong end...
The Grenada/Memphis Local brought these two engines in.
IC 9614 one of only a few of IC's GP38-2's that have been repainted into CN colors.
CNIC 9614 is one of the first repainted IC GP38-2's.