N.C. Short Line Bought Other 2 NS F Units

A North Carolina short line railroad has purchased two of the four former Norfolk Southern F units that were recently offered for sale.

The Aberdeen Carolina & Western acquired F9A No. 271 and F7B No. 276.

Earlier the Reading & Northern had announced that it bought F9A No. 270 and F7B No. 275.

NS once used the F units to pull its executive trains.

The AB&W is a 150-mile short line that runs on original Norfolk Southern Railway trackage between Charlotte and Aberdeen, North Carolina.

The short line said it plans to use the F units to pull its economic development/corporate train and is likely to repaint them in its colors of magenta and gold.

NS had acquired the F units in 2006 and rebuilt them to GP38-2 at its Juniata Locomotive Shop in Altoona, Pennsylvania.

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