The weather conditions provide for a gloomy, but fitting setting deep in the Appalachian Mountains as the 77th Clinchfield Santa Train accelerates past the US&S P2 signal guarding Caney Junction a... (more)
P933-17 "The Santa Claus Train", exits out of McClure Tunnel, bound for its next stop of Dante, Virginia.
After departing Fremont and now a few hundred yards from the last active coal mine on the former Clinchfield the Santa Train is in great sun heading thru isolated country to the next stop in Dante... (more)
CSX's 75th annual Christmas Train heads down the old Clinchfield route at Caney interlocking with F3A #800 from the Clinchfield Railroad in the lead.
Clinchfield 800 pops out of the tunnel at McClure at it leads the 75th annual Santa Train south for Kingsport.
Battling much a much needed rain showers, the 74th Santa Train rounds the curve in McClure. A small community in Dickenson County, VA. From here it will make its way to its next stop in Dante.
A set of UP road power idles at the Alpha Resources mine at McClure, VA as its string of empty Rio Grande hoppers is loaded with met coal for Geneva Steel at Provo, UT. The coal truck is how raw c... (more)
CSX 8033 peeks through McClure Tunnel as it is on it's way to St. Paul, Va.
The 73rd annual Santa Train, pioneered by the Clinchfield Railroad, runs on-time through McClure, VA on the former CRR mainline. McClure is the birthplace of Bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley, and li... (more)
On an incredibly beautiful day in Appalachia, the 73rd annual Santa Train exits Caney Fork Tunnel No. 18 in McClure, VA, the home of bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley.
The 73rd annual Santa Train prepares to enter the s-curve tunnel at McClure as they make good time to the next stop at Dante.
Just off its stop at Fremont the Santa Train Continues South towards its next stop at Dante.
Red Bud is in bloom at McClure, VA in April 1980. My friends David DeVault (in the hat) and Pete Morrisett (hands on hips) check out the "McClure Shay." The guy in the wife-beater under-shirt is a... (more)
The Santa Train is about to enter the S-cure tunnel at McClure, with its next stop at Dante around a half-hour away.
The 70th running of the Santa Train is about to enter Caney Fork tunnel at McClure, Virginia.