Alexander Railroad in North Carolina

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Alexander Railroad in North Carolina

Postby thebigham » Tue Apr 26, 2011 11:51 am

The Alexander Railroad is an 18 mile shortline between Statesville and Taylorsburg, NC.

Their website:

http://www.tarheelpress.com/junebug/index.html

Here is their roster page:

http://www.tarheelpress.com/junebug/roster.html

They have two S-3s: #6 and #7.

Pictures of the railroad are here at Railpictures.Net:

http://www.railpictures.net/showphotos. ... =Alexander Railroad Company

They recently bought an EMD SW1500, but the Alcos will be kept on the roster.
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Re: Alexander Railroad in North Carolina

Postby thebigham » Fri Sep 21, 2012 11:57 am

Posted at the Alco Yahoo Group:

The end of the Alco era on the Alexander Railroad is imminent.

ARC's new SW1500's #11 and #12 are on their way to Taylorsville, all with a new
paint scheme: http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=3207785

Yes, this will spell the end of the Alcos; however, they are being
preserved.

#6 is going to the SE Shortline & NG Museum in Newton,NC.

#7 is coming to the Alexander Chapter-NRHS and thence to the Craggy Mtn RR where it will remain
operational in Alexander RR paint.

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Re: Alexander Railroad in North Carolina

Postby trainspot » Sat Sep 22, 2012 3:29 pm

Good to hear both will be saved. #7 was built for the PRR, I hoped it might end up back north, but this is just as good. Here's #7 just before it was sold by PC:
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