RailPictures.Net Photo: CALA 943 Carolina Southern EMD GP18 at Cerro Gordo, North Carolina by Michael Derrick
 
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Carolina Southern (more..)
EMD GP18 (more..)
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Cerro Gordo, North Carolina, USA (more..)
January 09, 2002
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CALA 943 (more..)
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Michael Derrick (more..)
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A Carolina Southern train trundles along the line between Mullins, SC and Chadbourn, NC passing Cerro Gordo. This shortline featured eclectic lashups such as this, moving freight on a minimal budget as many shortlines do. The line succumbed to weakened track conditions, particularly bridges which failed inspection. The owner claimed he did not have the money to fix the bridges, and TIGER grant applications were unsuccessful. The line was dormant for a couple of years, but when all seemed lost, was purchased by RJ Corman and is again operating as their Carolina Lines.
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