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  1. Carolinian


    Amtrak's soutbound Carolinian heads for the station at Selma, North Carolina.
  2. Palmetto


    Amtrak train #89, the Palmetto, is running several hours late (as usual) as it departs Selma, NC.
  3. Light Power

    Light Power

    2 CSX units head back into the yard at Hamlet, North Carolina.
  4. Blue & Yellow

    Blue & Yellow

    CSX train 438 heads east out of Hamlet yard.
  5. UP power on the CSX

    UP power on the CSX

    UP C40-8W #9414 winds out of the yard and through the town of Hamlet, NC.
  6. DSCF1495


    CSX 7836, a C40-8W, brings an eastbound train out of Hamlet yard.
  7. DSCF1486


    UP #9858 (formerly SP) brings a westbound CSX train into the yard at Hamlet, NC as a young railfan snaps a picture.
  8. DSCF1480


    CSX SD70MAC #709 leads an eastbound train through Laurinburg, North Carolina.
  9. Unusual


    An unusual CSX unit: a GP38-2S sits in front of the depot at Apex, NC.
  10. CSX 4728

    CSX 4728

    CSX southbound passes the depot at Selma.
  11. CSX 4776

    CSX 4776

    A southbound CSX freight rolls through Selma, North Carolina.
  12. Haulin' Trash

    Haulin' Trash

    CSX train Q409 (aka, the Trash Train) heads south towards Selma.
  13. Oops!


    The EMS unit (with lights and sirens on) in the backgound got to the crossing just in time to sit and wait.
  14. DSCF1210


    A northbound CSX train headed up by a pair of brand new ES44DC's waits for another northbound and a southbound at Dunn, NC.
  15. DSCF1213


    Northbound passes northbound as CSX plays catch-up after the mainline was out of service for nearly 2 days due to bridge repair. Note the brand-new GEVO's.
  16. Long Hood Forward

    Long Hood Forward

    Another shot of NS 6109 running long hood forward.
  17. NS Power

    NS Power

    NS train 44MW rolls through downtown Salisbury.
  18. Colors


    A colorful consist leads an NS train south towards Spencer, NC.
  19. Southbound


    Another southbound with yet another C40-9W heads towards Linwood yard.
  20. NS 173

    NS 173

    NS train 173 runs light from Linwood to Greensboro. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.

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