The Aberdeen & Rockfish road train is returning from Fayetteville to Aberdeen at Skibo, North Carolina. GP38 400 has uncoupled from its train, allowing two U.S. Army Alco MRS1’s operated by Cape F... (more)
Many people have asked me over the years "What is your favorite shortline?" Well folks, here it is. And this photo typifies why. Two factory-original EMD units in spotless as-delivere... (more)
Headed for Fayetteville, the daily train has just topped the stiff grade south of Aberdeen and is drifting down one of the the many humps between here and the destination. I loved the little side... (more)
This trip was one of very few ever run on the A&R. An NRHS chapter well west of here (I don't remember which.) brought in three very cobbled-up old passenger cars and did quite well in ticket sal... (more)
After switching the yard in the background, Aberdeen and Rockfish No. 400 pulls across the road to pull cars from Valley Protiens.
I had just moved from CA back east was a thrilled to be only 4 hours from the farm. The days were crisp and the reddish sun angle enriched the colors as this daily freight prepared to depart for ... (more)
Most of the work on A&R is in Fayetteville although the HQ is in Aberdeen. Here the local is just coming up from the CSX interchange.
Westbound with hoppers for Clean Burn Fuels.
Looking out from within the steam-era 3 bay engine house of the Aberdeen & Rockfish. For more on the A&R and their vintage EMD roster, check out the article in the current issue of "Locomotive."
Strange bedfellows inside the Aberdeen & Rockfish enginehouse
A view of the Aberdeen & Rockfish #400 through a pair of elderly wooden doors in the machine shop
Just your average century-old shortline engine house
Aberdeen & Rockfish #400 sits in the railroad's Aberdeen engine house