A flock of photographers gather to the right of Hughes Branch tunnel as the Santa Train blasts out of the 101 year old tunnel.
Santa Train number 75 makes it's way through the signal at Booty as it reduces throttle to make a stop in St. Paul.
The 108 year old tunnel at Miller Yard yet again sees a Clinchfield painted F-Unit. The 800 poses in it's original CRR gray and yellow paint scheme.
Hundreds of children and adults alike gather around the CRR 800 as it creeps through Ft. Blackmore as the only Christmas that some children will is on the rear of the train.
CRR 800 pokes out of the tunnel as it will coast to a stop at Berta Jct so that tons of gifts can be thrown out at the Santa Train stop at Haysi.
History At Clinchco-
The 75th Anniversary Christmas Train Special departs Clinchco, Virginia with it's special guest leader, the original 1948 built EMD F3A Nș800 which was recently restored to... (more)
Seen along the Clinchfield Route, the 75th Anniversary running of the Santa Train heads south working its way towards its next stop.
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.
The 75th Annual Santa Train passes Caney on the Clinchfield as we got a break in the clouds for some very nice light on the CRR 800.
CRR 800 (EMD F3) leads CSX P901 through Dungannon, Virginia
The triumphant return of Clinchfeild 800 to home rails was a welcomed and highly anticipated event for hundreds of photographers. The EMD product of 1948 was featured leading CSXT's 75th Anniversa... (more)