Friday, November 20, 1992 was supposed to have seen the "Clinchfield 676" (UP 3985) Challenger crossing Copper Creek on its way to Shelby Yard. Unfortunately, the big engine was not abl... (more)
The "Clinchfield 676" (UP 3985) slowly drifts across the great bridge at the confluence of Copper Creek and the Clinch River. The high bridge was built by the Millard-Quigg Construction ... (more)
An aerial view of early morning at Copper Creek. CSX's running of The Santa Train will be extra special this year for the 75th Anniversary as Clinchfield Railroad 3632 (SD45) and 800 (F3) were res... (more)
Early morning at Copper Creek. CSX's running of The Santa Train will be extra special this year for the 75th Anniversary as Clinchfield Railroad 3632 (SD45) and 800 (F3) were restored in cooperati... (more)
The 75th Anniversary Clinchfield Santa Train operated by CSX and led by special guest locomotives CRR 800 and SCL 2024 masquerading as CRR 3632 cross the famous Copper Creek Trestle.
The "Clinchfield 676" (UP 3985) is silhouetted against a leaden sky 25 years ago, in similar weather conditions experienced by chasers of the recent 75th anniversary Santa Claus Special.... (more)
Southbound "Santa Train" is rather workaday this year, no Fs, and rather short, with an ordinary, but very clean leader. Due to visibility issues wide nosed units did not work out and t... (more)
A long way up for the Santa Train.
A father and his two young sons get a unique perspective look at the passage of the 72nd CSX Santa Train.
Scene looks like a model set-up as the 69th CSX Santa Train slowing passes over the famous steel structure.
Southbound excursion has let a few die-hards off for some shots. What's not in this photo? It was done right, special excursion, special price and people who really wanted to be there.
Two CSX ES44AC's soar across the famous Copper Creek Trestle with coal loads on a warm May evening.
Southern 4501 leads the return leg of a steam excursion across the ex-Southern's less impressive trestle over Copper Creek. The ex-Clinchfield's Copper Creek Viaduct looms in the background.
The massive Copper Creek Trestle is still quite impressive, especially compared to the smaller trestle that crosses the same ravine.