The 2011 Santa Train has just emerged from a tunnel south of Haysi. The recently rebuilt SD40-3 looks sharp on the point, capturing the morning light. The train will make several additional stops ... (more)
South of Haysi, the 2011 Clinchfield Santa Train led by CSXT 4025, a brand new Huntington Locomotive Shop EMD SD40-3 rebuild prepares to enter this S shaped tunnel, southbound on the Kingsport Sub... (more)
Southbound on the KP, CSX U303 emerges from Russell Tunnel sporting a duo of brand new GE ES44AC's numbered consecutively. The 4th quarter order of AC's consist of engines 950-999. The locomotives... (more)
With colors beginning to change in the higher elevations along the Clinchfield, a southbound extra emerges from one of the many tunnels along this uniquely designed railroad.
Rolling Thunder through the morning fog, and the tunnel at Haysi, as the 67th running of the Santa Train prepares for it's stop. It's still early in the trip.
Lone AC44 rolls across the Russell Fork River bringing MTY's back to Shelby Yard in remote southwest Virginia.
Friendly wave from the crew as CSX 933 exits Russell Tunnel and gets ready to duck into McClure Tunnel directly behind me.
Railfans watch from above the tunnel portal as the Santa Train pulls into Haysi for a stop. The tunnel was constructed in 1921 by the Clinchfield Railroad.
Southbound loads cross the Russell Fork of the Big Sandy River near sunset. This is the north end of the former Clinchfield.
2003 Santa Train crossing over Hills Mills Bridge just outside of Haysi,VA.