Most of the work on A&R is in Fayetteville although the HQ is in Aberdeen. Here the local is just coming up from the CSX interchange.
Northbound NS Aberdeen-Star local passing through Biscoe, NC in September 1972. The depot was the general office of the Aberdeen-Asheboro Rwy.
NS GP18 #7 and GP38 #2005 lead eastbound train 64 near Troy, NC || Sept. 1972
Now this was a ragtag operation, Aberdeen to Star as I recall and the track was unbelieveably poor as was this poor old nee SAL geep.
Family-owned, down home friendly little railroad intertwined with SCL and fortunate enough to be in an area that was beginning to boom. The old 70-tonners would soon need larger help.
Former Baltimore & Annapolis SW9 with its stacks capped at Chadburn, NC || November 2001
Siding in the foreground leads into the PDR shops.
Eastbound A&R freight train behind a GP7/GP38 combo at Ashley Heights, NC || October 1970
"Original" NS GP38 2003 leading a local as it arrives in Aberdeen, NC || Summer 1969
Four of the A&R's seven diesels switch the FCI siding at Raeford.