For one day, to join N&W #611's return to the rails, famed #501 was dressed to play the part of an ACL locomotive on loan to the Norfolk & Western, replicating the 1958-59 period where such a thin... (more)
Looking as she might have when demoted from the major trains to local service this classic is actually taking the short trip around the museum property. Photo by Jim Satterwhite. From my collect... (more)
Atlantic Coast Line 501 is an EMC E3 diesel locomotive built in November 1939 for the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad. ACL 501 was a sole EMC E3 survivor, but was rebuilt as a E6 before being sold of... (more)
A Golden Arrow Lines excursion on the Central Wisconsin Railroad route between Waukesha and North Prairie is passing a small grain elevator off Main Street east of Genesee Depot in August 1984. It... (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)
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)
SOU 6900 and ACL 501 rest in the North Carolina Transportation Museum's roundhouse.
A Line of exotic diesels at the Spencer roundhouse. Southern 6900 has always been my personal favorite.
With its trademark gyro light rotating, the classic purple and gold "Champion" goes for a spin on the turntable as part of a showcase of CSX predecessor power at NCTM during the "Texas Returns" ev... (more)