I’ve lived in Aberdeen, NC for nearly two years. I enjoy railfanning around town; its usually as easy as jumping in my truck when I hear a horn (especially when it comes to the two short lines). We live near downtown, and the community is small enough to easily get around.
I have been meaning to put together a video collection of some of my railfanning catches around town for my YouTube channel, and I finally finished the project today.
There are some fascinating trains that run through town, although the scenery isn’t my cup of tea. I actually gave some serious thought to modeling the Aberdeen & Rockfish on the north side of downtown. The two transload tracks and the CSX interchange essentially make for a real-like Inglenook right out in front of their shops. Maybe I should draw up that track plan one of these days… I have it all in my head for now…
One of the Amtrak engineers regularly gives me a nice horn show when I’m track side, and I’ve gotten to know some of the ACWR crew members. Nice folks. It may be a temporary home for us, but Aberdeen, NC has always made us feel welcome.