Documenting Appalachia

Blue Ridge Views - Santa Train

In this installment of the Blue Ridge Views project, the W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection presents a segment featuring the CSX Santa Train. Footage includes Santa throwing gifts from the back of the train to children and people gathered along the rail lines, the history of the CSX Santa tradition, and the coordinating the efforts required to donate and distribute around 14 tons of toys and candy on the train ride.    

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For more information about Chuck Hemrick's collection of videos, please see Collection 395. Chuck Hemrick Papers