Aberdeen, Carolina and Western Railway
The Aberdeen, Carolina and Western Railway (reporting mark ACWR) is a short-line railroad running from Aberdeen to Star, North Carolina. It was incorporated in 1987 and operates on a former Norfolk Southern Railway branch line. It also leases track from Norfolk Southern between Charlotte and Gulf, North Carolina. It serves approximately 18 industries, mainly dealing in forest and agricultural products.
In addition, the company also services locomotives and freight cars belonging to shippers and other railroads and also maintains a fleet of locomotives, freight cars, and passenger cars. Some vintage passenger cars are viewable on the company website.
Aberdeen, Carolina and Western Railway Overview
Reporting mark: ACWR
Locale: Central North Carolina
Dates of operation: 1987–Present
Track gauge: 4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Length: 140 miles (230 km)
Headquarters: Candor, North Carolina
Website Aberdeen, Carolina & Western Railway
Aberdeen, Carolina and Western Railway (ACWR) F7A No. 4500, a former Ohio Central unit.
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