Sometimes you have to remember the lyrics, "believe half of what you see and none of what you hear". 75th Annual Clinchfield Santa Train had been planned to run with "special" power for months ahe... (more)
Keeping the crew fed is very important on a run like this. While this motor was born an F3, it's technically surviving as an F7 and still carries the reporting marks for 8016....but for all intent... (more)
I really wanted to be able to enter "Waycross" here, given my connection to the town in Georgia of the same name, but it's Frisco MP 88, just an earshot away from the Santa Train's stop ... (more)
With the 75th Annual Clinchfield Santa Train run complete, the consist reverses into Carter Yard to prepare for the return to Jacksonville. #800 remains blue carded as F7(A) VLIX 8016, but is als... (more)
CSXT's 75th Annual Clinchfield Santa Train is out of the notorious stop at Dante headed to Saint Paul. Despite all the commotion that seemed to take place in Dante, the overall spirit of the trai... (more)
What I remember most about growing up & railfanning in Virginia is the topography: lots of curves, lots of elevation, lots of ditches....lots of scenes like this. As the 75th run of the Clinchfie... (more)
VLIX F7 8016, decorated as Clinchfield #800, leads the 75th running of the Clinchfield/CSX Santa Train southbound passing the north end of the siding at Trammel, VA.
75th Annual Clinchfield Santa Train that many said was in no way, shape or form happening with "heritage power" :) Indeed. While this motor was born an F3, it's technically surviving ... (more)