Northbound empty coal train moving along the former Clinchfield.
The Clinchfield 676 (UP 3985) has gotten the attention of one dog but not the other, after starting from a delay caused by sideswiping some coal hoppers. Note the ski-jump at the front of the run... (more)
The 2018 edition of the CSX Santa Train rolls southbound through St. Paul, Va.
The 76th running of the CSX Santa Train makes its way from its previous stop in Dante, VA en route to the next stop in St. Paul Virginia. The train runs every year on the Saturday before Thanksgiv... (more)
P935 passes the SE Boody siding, about to head into St. Paul for their Santa Train stop.
On my way to the 30th annual Bluefield Train Show, I made a quick stop in the small town of St. Paul to catch this loaded NS coal train with an ex CSX Dash 8 trailing behind the lead loco. The tra... (more)
The "Clinchfield 676" (UP 3985) at its stop in St. Paul for the 50th Santa Claus Train in 1992. No steam in 2018 for the 76th edition, but country stars Maddie & Tae will be aboard to he... (more)
Southbound unit covered hopper train.
The Santa Train was a rather generic configuration back in 2011 as it slipped trough the mountain communities of the tri-state area spreading Christmas cheer.
Norfolk Southern westbound coal train on CSX track in a place that looks deceptively steep.
Top Ten of 2017. With 2017 in the books, here's a look back at my Top 10 favorite shots from the past year.6. Our spur-of-the-moment trip this year was a jaunt to coal cou... (more)
The "Clinchfield 676," showing its articulation, approaches Boody, as the local citizens gather under a light rain to see Santa. Two days before, on its deadhead move, the big engine ha... (more)
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 matching bridge. Railfan/Railroad Magazine Editor Steve Barry was standing next to me in St. Paul, and showed me a photo he taken in this exact spot in 1982 of a Clinchfield SD45 at the same l... (more)