Alexander Railroad Company

Welcome to the Alexander Railroad Company home page. The Junebug Line is an 18-mile shortline headquartered in Taylorsville, NC. It connects with the Norfolk Southern in Statesville, NC.

The ARC was incorporated in 1946, when Southern Railroad announced plans to abandon its line from Statesville to Taylorsville. The new corporation bought the line at scrap value, and has been running it at a profit ever since.

Here is a roster of the locomotives that have been used on the line since the company was founded.

Number Engine Built Obtained Disposition
x Steam ? Borrowed from Southern, 1946 Returned, 1946
x Steam ? Borrowed from Southern, 1946 Returned, 1946
1 45 ton GE 1941 Purchased March 1946 Sold to La. Southern, 1946
2 44 ton GE 1946 Purchased August 1946 Sold to Coors Brewery
x 44 ton GE ? Leased from Southern, 1952 Returned, 1952
3 44 ton GE 1951 Purchased, 1961 Active
4 115 ton Alco S2 1950 Purchased, 1972 Sold to Duval Corp, 1973
5 100 ton Alco S1 1944 Purchased, 1973 Retired/scrapped, 1979
6 100 ton Alco S3 1953 Purchased, 1976 Active
7 100 ton Alco S3 1950 Purchased, 1979 Active
8 128 ton EMD S-9 1952 Purchased, 1990 Active

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