Loveless Boards the Santa Train

Patty Loveless will take part in the Santa Train on Nov. 23, riding the Santa Special from her hometown of Pikeville, Ky., to Kingsport, Tenn. Loveless, her husband Emory Gordy Jr. and Santa Claus will distribute more than 15 tons of toys at 14 stops along the 110-mile route. Childhood memories of visiting the Santa Train, which has operated for more nearly 60 years, prompted Loveless to write the song “Santa Train,” which appears on her new Christmas album, Bluegrass & White Snow. 11/15/02