The Church Shot. CSX 1 (F40PH-2, ex-CSX 9998, exx-OHCR 280, née-AMTK 280, F40PHR, EMD, 4/1978) passes the legendary Union Baptist Church in Dante, Virginia during The Santa Train 2022 event. The spirit of the legacy of the Clinchfield Railroad "The Santa Train" was in the air on Saturday, November 19, 2022 as it celebrated its 80th year. Although absent from the rails since 2019, during which time deliveries were made by truck, CSX brought out its Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (B&O) tribute painted Office Car train for the occasion in 2022. The route, which runs from Shelbiana, Kentucky to Kingsport, Tennessee, including through Clinchco, Virginia, named for the Clinchfield Railroad and the Clinchfield Coal Corporation.
CSX has extensive passenger operations that include office car specials, trips to major events like the Kentucky Derby, track geometry trains and the annual Santa Claus train over the northern section of the fallen flag Clinchfield Railroad.