Former Laurinburg & Southern motor sits outside the Murphy-Brown Feed Mill in North Carolina. No word if Miles helps spots the cars.
A quartet of SCL EMD power leads a westbound freight at Laruinburg, NC || June 1971
Laurinburg & Southern's engine facility in Laurinburg, North Carolina, has a number of older locomotives, giving it the feel of a railroad museum. Seen just outside the enginehouse are LRS SW1500... (more)
Another closer look at the great looking little SW1's resting in the LRS yard. A couple of these units appear to be in good shape. I'm not sure if they still operate from time to time. The majorit... (more)
Three LRS end cabs go about their switching duties at the busy industrial park just south of town that keeps this little line alive even though the majority of the mileage to Raeford is out of ser... (more)
This is a going away shot of a LRS train with one of the old SW1's tagging along the rear. I'm not sure about the history of the unit, and though it doesn't wear G&O black like most of the rest of... (more)
The majority of the LRS (about 28 miles) north of the CSX interchange from Laurinburg to Raeford NC is out of service but there is a surprising amount of business in the industrial park about 3 mi... (more)
The next shot from my visit to the LRS shows 2 of their active units. LRS 9535 rests on one of the lead tracks to the old LRS yard while 2242 - on loan from the Knoxville & Holston River, another ... (more)
The LRS graveyard looks quite different than it did last year. In 2010, G&O management purged the yard full of derelict SW1s, GE 70-tonners, and Alco switchers. A few went to rebuilders, one was d... (more)
GO 119 rusts away in the weeds of the LRS yard. The little unit was built for the Union RR in 1949 and later became part of the LRS's large switcher fleet. The unit was painted into the LRS's red ... (more)
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.
SCL GP7 #717 leads a westbound freight through Laurinburg, NC in October 1970
A pair of Laurinburg & Southern GE 70-tons lead a southbound freight just north of Laurinburg, NC in this October 1969 view.
Stripped of prime mover and electrical components, repainted and donated to the town of Laurinburg by the G&O railway.