The crew of the Atlantic & Western Railway has just started their lead locomotive in the distance. They are making their way back to ATW 109 and will crank it up shortly. Once both engines recei... (more)
South of downtown Sanford, the A&W twists and undulates through backyards and industries as they make their way out to a few businesses on this last remnant of the old A&W. This is a G&W property ... (more)
The ATW comes through the center of town past the depot that sits in between the ATW and CSX (formerly SAL mainline). The conductor prepares to flag a crossing ahead.
After moving a cut of cars to the CSXT Interchange in Sanford, the crew of the Atlantic & Western Railway is in the process of bringing their train to Cumnock were they will switch over to Norfolk... (more)
The last engine to wear Atlantic & Western paint is seen here shoving cars down to the CSXT interchange in Sanford. This would be their first movement of the day just prior to getting their train... (more)
Pushed aside and left to rust, two retired locomotives molder in the heat slowing changing color and available prey for the all consuming kudzu.
Don't be to quick to say "It ain't prototypical". Sanford had a ramp.
Sanford, North Carolina, is home to the shortline Atlantic & Western. On September 20th, 1986, ATW 70-ton #100 was found idling in downtown Sanford. This little GE diesel, built for the ATW in S... (more)
It's around noon and 109 has been shut down for the day. She is along for the ride as 1603 pulls the short train around a tight curve and back to the small yard in downtown Sanford where they will... (more)
The A&W heads into Sanford for a morning of switching. The A&W is an "original" shortline being chartered in the late 1890s to run about 25 miles from Sanford to Lillington NC. In the mo... (more)
Atlantic & Western 101 (former D&S #502) at Sanford, NC sporting a fresh coat of paint.
My 150th RP picture! How to move 100 tons effortlessly-the roller bearing!