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Nov 16, 2012 9:00 AM

Appalachian Christmas Gift Train This Weekend

MARROWBONE (AP) - The Santa Train makes its 70th annual gift-giving trip through Appalachia this weekend.

According to sponsor CSX Transportation, the train filled with Christmas gifts will make its first stop in the southeastern Kentucky town of Marrowbone at 6:45 a.m. EST on Saturday.

The Santa Train will distribute presents to children and families at 14 stops along a 110-mile route that goes through Kentucky, Virginia and Tennessee.

Helping Santa this year is country music duo Thompson Square.

Visit www.teamsantatrain.org for more information.

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