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Aberdeen, Carolina & Western Railroad

Aberdeen, Carolina & Western Railroad

The Carolina Route
We are a shortline or regional railroad, which means that we focus on getting shipments from industrial facilities to the larger railroads that span across North America, and vice versa. We focus on the shorthaul while the Class I railroads focus on the long haul. This collaboration allows for the best in both over the road and local freight service. Read more about the differences between shortline and the major railroad companies.

Aberdeen, Carolina & Western Railroad

North Carolina shortline

The Aberdeen, Carolina & Western Railroad operates more than 138 miles of trackage in south central North Carolina: a 35 mile branch between a CSX interchange at Aberdeen to Star; a 104 mile leased line from Charlotte to Gulf. The latter line is a segment of the original Norfolk Southern's main line. The ACWR hosts connections to the modern Norfolk Southern at both ends of its run and a Winston Salem Southbound connection at Norwood. A CSX connection is maintained at Aberdeen. The AC&W began operations in 1987, leasing the old NS main line in 1989. Station and shop are boht in Star, where the two lines meet. The ACWR operates the most mileage among all North Carolina shortlines.

HawkinsRails thanks railfans Warren Calloway and Ben Wells for use of their ACWR photos
ACWR system map

ACWR system map / web

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This page was updated on 2016-04-16