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Photo ID: 587422

Alexander Railroad's remaining 44-tonner makes a rare appearance on a Sunday afternoon doing some switching at the NS interchange in Statesville and a couple local industries.

Railroad: Alexander Railroad Company
Locomotive: GE 44-ton
Location: Statesville, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: ARC 3
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 28, 2016


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By: Ted Bockley

Added: Aug 30, 2016

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Photo ID: 568369

Doing what they do best, the Alexander switches one of their numerous customers, shoving a few boxcars back to a loadout.

Railroad: Alexander Railroad Company
Locomotive: EMD SW1500
Location: Statesville, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: ARC 11
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 02, 2016


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By: Nick McLean

Added: Mar 04, 2016

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Photo ID: 568185

The Alexander is an interesting suburban shortline, following alongside Hwy 90 its entire length and passing through many front lawns along the way. The ROW is undulating and curvy, clearly not bu... (more)

Railroad: Alexander Railroad Company
Locomotive: EMD SW1500
Location: Hiddenite, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: ARC 11
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 02, 2016


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By: Nick McLean

Added: Mar 02, 2016

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Photo ID: 568183

A busy day of switching continues. The Alexander RR was started by locals who wanted to save this line when slated for abandonment by the Southern in 1946 making it one of the earliest RRs in the ... (more)

Railroad: Alexander Railroad Company
Locomotive: EMD SW1500
Location: Statesville, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: ARC 11
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 02, 2016


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By: Nick McLean

Added: Mar 02, 2016

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Photo ID: 568179

The Alexander crew enters Statesville for the second time today. After dropping their short train from Taylorsville on the "main" north of town and spending all morning shuffling cars in... (more)

Railroad: Alexander Railroad Company
Locomotive: EMD SW1500
Location: Statesville, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: ARC 11
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 02, 2016


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By: Nick McLean

Added: Mar 02, 2016

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Photo ID: 568178

While some shortlines have withered away over the years, the Alexander seems to be adding new customers and new sidings every time I visit. This small yard near the line's northern terminus of Tay... (more)

Railroad: Alexander Railroad Company
Locomotive: EMD SW1500
Location: Taylorsville, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: ARC 11
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 02, 2016


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By: Nick McLean

Added: Mar 02, 2016

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Photo ID: 568160

Each weekday morning the ARC days starts with pulling one of the line's 4 spotless SW1500's from the engine house. The shop once held the line's small fleet of ALCO switchers painted in the bright... (more)

Railroad: Alexander Railroad Company
Locomotive: EMD SW1500
Location: Taylorsville, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: ARC 11
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 02, 2016


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By: Nick McLean

Added: Mar 02, 2016

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Photo ID: 568159

Running light to reach their first switching duties of the morning, the day's run leaves some ominous clouds behind.

Railroad: Alexander Railroad Company
Locomotive: EMD SW1500
Location: Taylorsville, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: ARC 11
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 02, 2016


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By: Nick McLean

Added: Mar 02, 2016

Views: 2,091
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Favorited: 7

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Photo ID: 387325

Looking much better than her last photo op for RP (seen here: http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=97281), ARC #3 sits in the parking lot of a lumber yard in Statesville. The "mainline" of... (more)

Railroad: Alexander Railroad Company
Locomotive: GE 44-ton
Location: Statesville, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: ARC 3
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 16, 2012


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By: Nick McLean

Added: Jan 20, 2012

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Photo ID: 278189

This shot is in memory of the classic green and yellow Alcos that once worked the ARC. They've gone EMD now.

Railroad: Alexander Railroad Company
Locomotive: Alco S3
Location: Hiddenite, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: ARC 6
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 15, 2008


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By: Nick McLean

Added: Mar 31, 2009

Views: 2,359
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Photo ID: 232620

On a beautiful spring day, the ARC crew goes about their duties switching a concrete plant.

Railroad: Alexander Railroad Company
Locomotive: Alco S3
Location: Loray, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: ARC 6
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 15, 2008


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By: Nick McLean

Added: Apr 22, 2008

Views: 3,584
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Photo ID: 231871

In a departure from some of the previous rural scenes of the quaint short line, known to locals as the "June Bug Line," ARC 6 pulls a cut of boxcars out of a warehouse district in west Statesville... (more)

Railroad: Alexander Railroad Company
Locomotive: Alco S3
Location: Statesville, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: ARC 6
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 15, 2008


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By: Nick McLean

Added: Apr 17, 2008

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Photo ID: 231870

ARC 6 tackles yet another short, steep hill on this twisting undulating line. Notice that the unit is not MU equipped. While much of the ARC's traffic originates near the NS interchange in State... (more)

Railroad: Alexander Railroad Company
Locomotive: Alco S3
Location: Midway, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: ARC 6
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 15, 2008


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By: Nick McLean

Added: Apr 17, 2008

Views: 4,058
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Photo ID: 231722

Every morning, five days a week, the ARC crew unlocks this rusty old pad lock, which serves as the sole ARC yard security in Taylorsville, fires up an old switcher such as Alco #6, and rolls off t... (more)

Railroad: Alexander Railroad Company
Locomotive: Alco S3
Location: Taylorsville, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: ARC 6
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 15, 2008


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By: Nick McLean

Added: Apr 16, 2008

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Photo ID: 231719

The ARC was formed in 1946 to take over about 20 miles of a SOU branch from Statesville to Taylorsville, and not much has changed since as evidenced by this scene: ARC 6, with one of its eyes put ... (more)

Railroad: Alexander Railroad Company
Locomotive: Alco S3
Location: Scotts, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: ARC 6
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 15, 2008


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By: Nick McLean

Added: Apr 16, 2008

Views: 3,682
Comments: 2

Favorited: 2

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