Alexander Railroad crew is in charge of ARC 11 enroulte to downtown Statesville
One of the Alexander's SW1500 pulls a short train toward Statesville, NC
Alexander RR switching Cedar Creek Lumber
Alexander RR switching International paper
Doing what they do best, the Alexander switches one of their numerous customers, shoving a few boxcars back to a loadout.
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Running light to reach their first switching duties of the morning, the day's run leaves some ominous clouds behind.
ARC 11 shoves a few cars of grain back in to the spur at Deal-Rite Feeds