RailPictures.Net Photo: SCRF 1603 South Carolina Central Railroad EMD GP7u at Sanford, North Carolina by Nick McLean
 
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South Carolina Central Railroad (more..)
EMD GP7u (more..)
Atlantic & Western (more..)
Sanford, North Carolina, USA (more..)
March 04, 2016
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SCRF 1603 (more..)
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Nick McLean (more..)
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Perhaps the most obscure section of street running still in operation, which I didn't even know existed until we stumbled upon it during this outing. For 2 blocks in a mixed industrial/residential neighborhood in Sanford the A&W runs down Globe Street. Oddly, despite being fairly busy and right in town, the street has not been paved - which I assume would be rather costly with the tracks. At first glance when we were looking for photo spots, I thought the line may be out of service here as the rails were all but invisible in the dirt. However, the passage of 2 Geeps with several cars soon opened a flangeway right up! NOTE: The train was heading away from the photographer at the time of this shot. The A&W typically uses a manned loco on each end to facilitate more efficient switching moves.
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