Prior to 2017, I had to travel far & wide for elaborate Santa-type trains. Often times this would place me in many "Eleventh Hour" scenarios, such as this, with 2013 being the last year... (more)
Santa Special moving into position in downtown Gibson City.
With temps barely at 10 degrees, the annual CN-IC Santa Special races towards Gibson City and will work its way back to Melvin later in the day.
CN-IC Santa Train is pulled up to the depot on the Gilman Sub side for the evening's festivities.
CN-IC Santa Train makes track speed at sunrise, a very chilly seven degree sunrise. Gives a new meaning to "Thawville"....