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Aberdeen, Carolina & Western Railroad

Aberdeen, Carolina & Western Railroad

The Carolina Route
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.

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ACWR system map

ACWR system map / web

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