P918 eases down the Hounshel track into Osborn Yard where the inbound crew will cut off the last two cars before the outbound crew continues south.
The 65th Anniversary Santa Train arrives in Kingsport with Santa and Patty Loveless.
The Santa Train glide across Copper Creek Viaduct led by former L&N SD40-2 8095 and former Amtrak F40PH2's 9999 and 9998.
The stop at St. Paul gives railfans young and old a chance to check out the power if the choose not to fight the massive crowd at the rear of the train.
CSX 8095, a former L&N motor, rounds the curve just north of Sandy Ridge Tunnel with the 65th running of the Santa Train.
Railfans watch from above the tunnel portal as the Santa Train pulls into Haysi for a stop. The tunnel was constructed in 1921 by the Clinchfield Railroad.
The 2007 CSX Santa Train is still on C&O rails as it crosses the Russell Fork of the Big Sandy River and slows to stop for the large crowd ahead. Elkhorn City is one of the premier stops for the ... (more)
Operation Lifesaver special round-trip from Indianapolis to Lafayette, half on CSX trackage rights.