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High HP on the ACW

This is a CSX grain train on the Aberdeen Carolina & Western RR at Candor NC. It had arrived at Aberdeeen NC where a ACW crew took it up the Purdue plant. The second unit is an SD 80 Mac which is the first one to use that line. Under normal conditions the train would pull all the cars through and then run the power around so the 80 would be leading for the trip home. Due to congestion problems the train ran with the GE through to be run around later. The ACW crews did an excellent job as this train had made it back to Aberdeen the next day. But due to congestion at the CSX/ACW yard the 808 ended up coupled to another set of cars making it in a sense a midtrain helper. Being the first 80 Mac on this line I wanted to get a photo of it in the lead. Maybe next time.
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