Santa Train To Arrive November 17th


Platinum-Selling Vocal Duo Set To Bring Holiday Cheer on CSX’s 76th Holiday Event
KINGSPORT, Tenn. (Oct. 18, 2018) – Country duo Maddie & Tae will be the special guests on the 76th running of the CSX Santa Train on Saturday, Nov. 17.
First breaking out in 2013 with their Platinum-selling, No. 1 hit, “Girl In A Country Song,” the award-winning duo is back with new music. Their new single, “Friends Don’t,” “anchored around their stellar vocal pairings and some of the tightest harmonies on Music Row” (Rolling Stone), is giving fans a taste of what to expect from their highly anticipated forthcoming sophomore album. The pair has also been tapped to join Carrie Underwood’s 2019 Cry Pretty Tour 360.
“What the CSX Santa Train has done for 75 years is incredible, and we’re so excited to be part of it this year,” said Maddie & Tae. “We can’t wait to pass out toys and help spread a bit of Christmas cheer.”
Each year since 1942, CSX’s Santa Train has embarked on a journey from Shelby, Ky., to Kingsport, Tenn., to spread holiday cheer, passing out gifts to families in cities along the route. The Santa Train makes 14 stops in Kentucky, Virginia and Tennessee, delivering toys, food and winter clothing to hundreds of residents along the way. Maddie & Tae will accompany Santa Claus and event sponsors CSX, Food CityKingsport Chamber of CommerceAppalachian Power and Soles 4 Souls on the 110-mile trek. 
“We always look forward to announcing our special guests, and having Maddie & Tae on the train will be a special treat for those along the route,” said Bryan Tucker, vice president of CSX Corporate Communications. “They are having a great year, and we are thrilled they could take time out of their schedule to be part of the event.”
Fans can use the hashtag #CSXSantaTrain18 to follow the train online and engage in the Santa Train conversation on social media.
SHOWN BELOW – Santa greets the crowd at the St. Paul Union Depot in 1971.  The Western Front can be seen in the background.  Were you there that day?
Santa Train 1971

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