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)
I had heard GWI had repainted a South Carolina Central unit that had also been renumbered. Deductive reasoning made me believe it may have been the SCRF 2027, an ex-ATSF GP7u rebuild, same number.... (more)
Atlantic & Western 101 (former D&S #502) at Sanford, NC sporting a fresh coat of paint.
After pulling two empties from Ready Mixed Concrete in Sanford, NC, Atlantic & Western 109 spots one cement load over the unloading pit. The concrete company's mixing facility can be seen behind t... (more)
My 150th RP picture! How to move 100 tons effortlessly-the roller bearing!
Hey modelers, you can run a pig train behind your 70 Tonner. Back in the day when ATW went all the way from Sanford to Jonesboro (3 miles or so), SCL kept a switcher in town, SOU came in from Gre... (more)
There's a good chance this little treasure is still sitting at this same spot. I took picture here just a few years ago.
A tiny remnant of a it's former self this little line used only one unit in those days.