Railroads were once known for the elegant passenger cars that carried people all over the country. Passengers enjoyed wonderful areas for sleeping, viewing, lounging, and dining. Today, the Aberdeen Carolina & Western Railway Company has 12 passenger railcars that are used for business development events and other excursion events. This fleet was used during the 2014 U.S. Open in Pinehurst to commemorate the historic train station that once carried golfers to play golf. We will continue to restore passenger cars at our shop facility in North Carolina. Please contact Dale Parks for more information.
Dale Parks is Vice President of Mechanical at the Aberdeen Carolina & Western Railway Company.
He began his Railroad career in 1986 at the Mid Atlantic Railroad in Chadbourn N.C. Having been in Train Service as a locomotive engineer, he worked his way up to Chief Mechanical Officer. In 1989, he took a job opportunity to work with Railtex at the Georgia South Western where he was responsible for the locomotive and freight car fleet. Then in 1992, he was transfered to the North Carolina & Virginia Properties, where he took care of The Chesapeake and Albemarle Railway and the
Robert Menzies is the Owner and Chairman of the Aberdeen Caroilna & Western Railway Company.
He acquired the Aberdeen Carolina & Western in 1987 from the Aberdeen & Briarpatch Railway. He has had a lifelong interest in the transportation industry. He began his undergraduate studies in transportation at Arizona State University. He continued on to receive a graduate degree in transportation and logistics at Michigan State University. Bob then taught transportation at Murray State University in Kentucky as well as Tri-State University in Indiana. He has owned businesses in other service industries across the U.S., and always stresses the need
Carl Hollowell is Vice President of Operations/Marketing and General Manager of the Aberdeen Carolina & Western Railway Company.
He began his railroad career with the South Carolina Central Railroad (SCRF) in Hartsville, South Carolina, after receiving his BBA in Computer Information Systems Management (CISM) from Francis Marion University in Florence, South Carolina. The SCRF was one of several RailTex acquisitions within the mid-Atlantic region from both CSX Transportation and Norfolk Southern Railway. Carl continued his career with RailTex, holding various operational and management positions. In 1993, Carl served as Director of Operations and Rail Planning for Tengizchevroil, a joint venture
Ed is Vice President of Transportation/Maintenance of Way at the Aberdeen Carolina & Western Railway Company.
He began his railroad career in 1990 at the North Carolina & Virginia Railroad as an Engineer/Conductor for RailTex. In 1994, Ed attended the University of Tennessee and received his certification as a FRA Certified Track Inspector. In 1995, Ed accepted the position as Train Master at the Virginia Southern Railroad in Keysville, Virginia, for RailTex. Also, in 1995, Ed received his certificate for DSLE training and in 1998 received his certificate of completion for Hazardous Material Operations in Pueblo, Colorado. In 2005, Ed
Jennifer is President of the Aberdeen Carolina & Western Railway.
After graduating Magna Cum Laude with a BS in Business Management at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Jennifer worked for a prominent commercial real estate firm in Charlotte for 3 years. After getting a strong understanding in the commercial and industrial sector, she moved back to Pinehurst to begin her railroad career beginning as Director of Marketing and Sales.