This portion of the giant CSX railroad system began life as the Wilmington, Charlotte & Rutherford Railroad in 1855. Later reorganized the Carolina Central in 1873, and then acquired by the Seaboard Air Line Railway in 1892. Today this is the Monroe Subdivision of the CSX Florence Division. We feature the 42 mile stretch from Hamlet to Monroe in North Carolina.
Video locations include Hamlet, Pee Dee, Lilesville, Wadesboro, Polkton, Peachland, Marshville, Wingate and Monroe.
Southbound traffic originates at the Hamlet classification yard and is destined to Atlanta and the southeast or toward Charlotte via the Charlotte Subdivision at Monroe. Northbound traffic originates in the southeast and is routed via the yard at Greenwood, SC on the Monroe Sub. Coal originating in Kentucky is routed via the old Clinchfield line and the Charlotte Sub joins at Monroe. Coal Trains headed to the huge power plant at Pennyroyal, South Carolina get DPU helpers over the Monroe Sub. Also the connection with the Winston-Salem Southbound Railroad at Wadesboro adds traffic to the line. Per the timetable, this is a North-South railroad, even though a compass may not agree. More than 40 trains are featured.