While most of us put up with freezing temperatures in December, Dick and Judy went to sunny South America!  They have some pictures to share of the railroads there.  Here is a Panama Canal Railroad engine, a former Amtrak FP40, now adorned in the bright colors of its owner, Kansas City Southern.
Here is a view of the bar and the mural overhead in the luxurious Dome Car.
In the photo below, the train's hostesses are singing Feliz Navidad, which of course means Merry Christmas in Spanish.
Here's a Big Hook, Panama style.
This strange-looking engine is from the Banana Coast Railroad in Costa Rica.
The yellow caboose looks like it's heavily fortified!