The North Carolina short line has operated the NS trackage since 1989. The railroad’s cab units pass the depot in Candor, NC on their maiden run on May 16, 2021. Photo by M.T.Burkhart.
Aberdeen Carolina & Western to Buy Norfolk Southern Trackage
By Railfan & Railroad Staff
CANDOR, N.C. — North Carolina’s Aberdeen Carolina & Western is expected to purchase 104 miles of track from Norfolk Southern, according to a recent filing with the U.S. Surface Transportation Board. But railfans will notice few changes after the transaction because the short line has already been operating the line in question since 1989.
Officials did not disclose the sale price. However, AC&W would like to acquire the track between Gulf and Charlotte, which it currently operates as its Piedmont Subdivision. AC&W also operates the 34-mile Sandhills Division between Aberdeen and Star.