4047 passes by the signals at Beaver Junction, off the CSX Big Sandy Subdivision. Next stop, Martin Yard.
Main entrance of Martin Yard.
Just got finished turning on the wye on the other end of Martin Yard.
A local crew from Paintsville Yard brings this lone covered hopper into Martin Yard to be set out. The cargo is more than likely ammonium nitrate because that's typically what's hauled in covered ... (more)
The afternoon running A746 crosses the interlocking with NS as it pulls into Opelika with 11 cars. The train will soon back into one of the spur tracks here so as to get out of the way for a sout... (more)
Shortly after the 72nd Annual Santa Clause Special comes to a stop at Berta Junction, the children of the community of Haysi, Virginia gather around the observation car, greeted by Santa Clause an... (more)
The 2014 CSX Santa Train speeds through Starnes on a very nice November day. As I take this photo, a railroad great, Mr. Ron Flanary, stands next to me.
Crossing over the impressive Copper Creek Viaduct, the 72nd running of the Clinchfield Santa Train passes through Clinchport, led by recently built SD40-3 No. 4047.
The Santa Train sits tied down under blue flag protection before the next day's trip to Kingsport.
The 72nd annual Santa Train crosses the famous Copper Creek Viaduct high above the Copper Creek valley. Santa has two more stops in Virginia to distribute toys, candy, and winter wear before the ... (more)
Surrounded by a sea of eager people waiting to see Santa, the 72nd Annual Santa Clause Special comes down into Fort Blackmore, Virginia led by a Huntington Rebuild.
Close to halfway on its journey from Shelbiana, Kentucky to Kingsport, Tennessee, the 72nd Annual Santa Clause special comes around a curve and under an overpass as it pulls in to Dungannon to han... (more)
Passing through Dante Yard on the former Clinchfield Railroad, the 72nd Annual Santa Clause Special weaves through rows of hopper cars waiting to be loaded with black diamonds.
As fellow railfans get there shots of the Santa Train, it continues south at the South end of Boody, past some tied down MOW equipment.
Climbing upgrade after stopping at Fremont, the 72nd Annual Santa Clause Special rumbles under the abandoned and virtually forgotten coal loader at Roaring Fork on its way to Dante.