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Saturday, August 15, 2015
Trip to Streamliners at Spencer - 2
Hi, On Wednesday, May 28 we returned to Aberdeen, NC so we could follow the Aberdeen, Carolina & Western back toward Candor.
As the ACW crew had not yet arrived from Candor we decided to check out the Aberdeen & Rockfish, a few blocks away. Soon after we got to their engine house a crew started #205 and went to work switching a few cars (above and two below).
About 9:00 AM the ACW crew was pulling and the chase was on. CSX track is to the left.
The train slowly moved through downtown Aberdeen.
After Aberdeen we found an open area at Pinehurst.
Another open spot was along a back road at Eagle Springs.
We followed the ACW back to Candor and then headed back south. At Southern Pines we caught K760.
Returning once again to Aberdeen we found Q742
which we caught at Southern Pines for a second shot.
I am 78 years old. I took my first railroad photos in the mid 50's although active photography really took hold in 1971 when I moved to the Washington, DC area.
I enjoy photographing almost any kind of rail activity and have done so throughout the United States. In addition, I have photographed extensively in a number of Canadian Provinces and have had the opportunity to shoot some in foreign countries.
I am married with 2 grown daughters and 4 grandsons. Professionally, I worked for the United States Bureau of Mines until the organization was shut down in 1996. In my last assignment I managed the Bureau's Minerals and Materials Science Research Program.
My wife and I enjoy traveling. We have had a number of really great trips to South America, Europe and Australia/New Zealand, Egypt and Jordan, and Africa. Photos from these trip will be included. You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org