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CSX Santa Train to travel through Appalachia this month

County music and bluegrass singer Ricky Skaggs joined Santa on the 2017 Santa Train ride. Country duo Maddie & Tae will be the featured entertainment on this year's Santa Train.
Photo – CSX/Ed Rode


CSX will operate its 76th annual Santa Train on Nov. 17, as part of the Class I's efforts to deliver toys, food, winter clothing and other gifts to residents in need along the 110-mile route.

The train will travel through the Appalachia region and stop in 14 locations in Kentucky, Virginia and Tennessee. More than 15 tons of toys and other items will be delivered to families, CSX officials said in a press release.

This year's train also will feature entertainment by country music duo Maddie & Tae, according to CSX.

In addition to CSX, Santa Train's sponsors include Food City, Kingsport Chamber of Commerce, Appalachian Power and Soles 4 Souls.

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