A faded and weathered Atlantic Coast Line 648 sits in the early morning sun at the Cemex Davenport Sand Mine. Photo taken with permission.
My great, great uncle Robert F. McKee, Sr., was a design engineer at Baldwin and he would give my father different Baldwin Locomotive Works builder's cards when my father would visit him in Collin... (more)
Amidst the Shops. The Champion E3 runs between the old Back Shop on the left, once used to service steam locomotives, and the Master Mechanic's Office on the right, which once housed the h... (more)
SAL and ACL Meeting. Perhaps symbolic of the July 1, 1967 merger between the Seaboard Air Line and the Atlantic Coast Line, the SAL's Budd-built Silver Meteor observation car (recently acq... (more)
Running the Grounds. With its first load of passengers for the day, the NCTM's ACL E3 runs by the front of the museum grounds with a non-homogenous mix of passenger cars behind it.
Getting to Work. Probably because it was built in 1939 and has about six million miles to its credit (debit?), this ACL locomotive is rarely seen outside. Today, though, it led all of the ... (more)
ACL EMD E6A 502-523 A1A-A1A; 2000hp built between 10/40-04/42. Unknown Photographer Photo from my Collection.
The RF&P lettering and road number were painted over and former RF&P 54 became ACL 45. In 1967, this unit was rebuilt with an EMD powerplant and became one of the first units to be painted for t... (more)
Basking in the warm late Spring sun, ACL 1031 and SAL 544 appear to stand waiting for that next call that will likely never come. On quiet days like this, when the shops are still and visitors are... (more)
The Atlantic Coast Line E3A that lives at the NC Transportation Museum in Spencer pulls the museum train during the Brew And Choo craft beer festival on the evening of August 10, 2019.
The purple slant nosed E3A sits in morning light.
The "Slant Noses" side by side. One of the better parts of the Streamliners event for me, was the to EMC E-units being together. Here the ACL 501 and the CB&Q 9911-A are posed for the ... (more)
The Atlantic Coast Line 1031 a 4-6-0 Ten Wheeler sits inside the old Spencer Shops roundhouse watching the sunset outside the window as it awaits for more crowds of onlookers at the NCTM.
SOU 6900 and ACL 501 rest in the North Carolina Transportation Museum's roundhouse.