Tag: csx santa train

Choo, Choo! The CSX Santa Train is Almost Here!

November 9th, 2011

For the third year in a row, Kids Wish Network is getting ready to board the CSX Santa Train with loads and loads of awesome toys and gifts to give to deserving children all throughout the Appalachian Mountain region. What is this Santa Train, you ask. Well, let me tell you. It’s an amazing old, […]

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My Time on the Santa Train

November 23rd, 2010

It’s Monday morning and boy did I have a tiring weekend! It was so worth it though, because I was privileged to ride the 68th CSX Santa Train through the Appalachian Mountains this past Saturday! You see, the Santa Train always runs the Saturday before Thanksgiving and this traditional train ride kicks off the holiday […]

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The CSX Santa Train is about to head down the track!

October 20th, 2010

This year, the CSX Santa Train will embark on its 68th trek through the Appalachian Mountains to bring holiday cheer by way of an actual CSX train loaded with toys and gifts to the impoverished families who live in isolated areas all the way from Shelby, Kentucky to Kingsport, Tennessee. The Santa Train really shows […]

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CSX Santa Train, Part 2

December 4th, 2009

Day 2: Kingsport, Tennessee Following an early breakfast, we headed down to the “Santa Train”, which turned out to be a very beautiful old Blue Train. It was sitting patiently waiting for us at the station behind the Kingsport Chamber of Commerce. When the ‘Food City’ trucks pulled up, everyone joined in and got to […]

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CSX Santa Train Trip

November 25th, 2009

Wow, where do I start? What an amazing adventure! I am still on a high from the whole experience! I had planned on blogging every day when away, but this didn’t work out because I had far too much to do there. So, I’m going to try and give you a daily synopsis and hopefully […]

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CSX Santa Train

November 17th, 2009

Well, the big day is very close now and I am super excited!! It is the 67th year of the CSX Santa Train and I get to go on it! How lucky am I??? This train ride has become a very memorable tradition for the many families living in the Appalachian Mountains. It’s an early […]

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Kids Wish Network is a charitable organization dedicated to infusing hope, creating happy memories, and improving the quality of life for children having experienced life-altering situations. Kids Wish Network assists children and their families through several key programs.