Aberdeen Carolina & Western train 900 in Pinehurst
Aberdeen Carolina and western's "wedding" excursion train slowly creeps up a steep grade outside of Charlotte, with their A&B F units leading the charge.
Quite an assortment of equipment is seen outside of ACWR's Candor Shops, including the ex-NS F units, former Iowa Pacific E units and ex-CN SD60Fs among others.
Aberdeen Carolina & Western train 900 passing the former Original Norfolk Southern Depot in Candor
Aberdeen Carolina & Western train 900 in Seven Lakes
It was the end of one era and the beginning of another when Norfolk Southern sold its F units to the Aberdeen, Carolina & Western Railway. ACWR acquired an F9A and an F7B, and after being repainte... (more)
The Aberdeen, Carolina & Western dinner train sits overnight in NoDa in Charlotte with the newly acquired ex-NS F7A and B #271 and #276.
Riding the Rails. The ACWR's F9A-B set leads a set of passenger cars from Candor to Charlotte.
Magenta. Why magenta, you ask? Simple answer: some company printing with red designation in the logo/herald was returned with this hue....and it stuck. When it came time to paint these two ex-N... (more)
Aberdeen Carolina & Western's business train crosses the Rocky River bridge east of Oakboro, NC, during the F-unit's first run across the western district of the ACWR towards Charlotte. The origin... (more)
First Time for Cab Diesels? The ACWR does a railfan-friendly movement of its passenger cars, moving for the first time beyond Star to Charlotte. The train is led by its beautiful (to most,... (more)
Easing into Star where they will then diverge onto the original NS tangent into Charlotte.
ACWR 271 and ACWR 270, (ex NS OCS), visits the queen city for the first time since it's fresh new paint job. I hate the NS sold these, but i'd be lying if I said they didn't look pretty.
Aberdeen, Carolina, and Western shoves into the siding in the trendy NoDa (North Davidson Street) area of Charlotte, on the outskirts of their connection with NS at the Charlotte yard.
Aberdeen, Carolina, and Western's former NS F9A/B set carries the special westbound at Stanfield, NC.