Selma to Pembroke

The Amtrak station at Selma has platforms on both the west side of the A-line (with umbrella shed), the north side of the NS line (with umbrella shed) and the south side of the northwest quadrant connector to the NS line, with the depot located in the space between the flat crossing and the northwest quadrant connector. From the northwest-to-southeast NS line that makes a flat crossing with the double track, CTC, A-line at Selma (MP 161.2), speed limit 70 mph for passenger trains and 45 mph for freight trains, heads southwest, past the signals south of the crossing (labeled "Selma NS"), a rail-served grain silo on the east side, with the spur starting north of the grade crossing but the silo to the south, a road crossing at South Pollock Street, extra track on the east side, a grade crossing, dual road bridges overhead, a north facing spur at Dewbell (MP 162.1), a cemetery on the west side, a road bridge overhead, a grade crossing, MP 164, a spur trailing in from the northeast, the end of double track at North Smithfield (MP 164.4), with a signal bridge over the double track, where full line speeds (79/70/60) resume, MP 164.6, where the passenger and intermodal speed limits fall to 60 mph, a bridge over a road, extra track on the west side, Smithfield (MP 164.8), where a line once trailed in on the east side, a grade crossing, MP 165.1, where the passenger speed limit rises to 70 mph, extra track on the west side, extra track to a lumber mill on the west side, a detector at MP 165.9, two grade crossings, extra tracks on the east side, a bridge over a river, Intermediate Signals at "?? City", a dirt track grade crossing, a bridge over a stream, MP 170.4, where full line speeds resume, a spur from silos on the west side trailing in, a road bridge overhead, Intermediate Signals at North Four Oaks, a dirt track grade crossing, Four Oaks (MP 171.5), and two grade crossings in town.

Double track resumes at "Four Oaks" (MP 172.0), with a signal bridge over the double track, where the passenger speed limit falls to 70 mph, past a pond on the west side, Intermediate Signals at South Four Oaks, three grade crossings, in the woods, a grade crossing in fields and woods, the end of double track at Alaska (MP 176.3), with a signal bridge over the double track, where full line speeds resume, a spur to a factory on the east side, a grade crossing, dual road bridges overhead, a grade crossing, MP 179.4, where the speed limit falls to 45 mph and the line turns south-southwest, Intermediate Signals at North Benson, a road bridge overhead, a detector at MP 179.6, a grade crossing, a street alongside to the east, four grade crossings in town, and Benson (MP 180.0).

Full line speeds resume at MP 180.3, past a grade crossing, a road alongside to the west, a rail-served facility to the east with a north-facing spur, a grade crossing, Intermediate Signals and a south facing spur at Chicopee (MP 181.2), a grade crossing, a rail-served facility to the east, Intermediate Signals at Schoolhouse (MP 183.x), a spur to industry on the west side trailing in, two grade crossings, ploughed fields, a dirt road grade crossing, the resumption of double track at North Dunn (MP 185.2), with a signal bridge over the double track, where the speed limit falls to 45 mph, extra track on the west side, seven grade crossings in town, including Edgerton, Broad and Cumberland Streets, a north-facing spur on the west side at Erwin Spur (MP 185.7), Intermediate Signals at Dunn (MP 186.0), MP 187.3, where full line speeds resume on the east track, and the speed limit rises to 70/45 on the west track, a grade crossing, Intermediate Signals (signal bridge) at South Dunn, the end of double track at Kay (MP 190.4), with a signal bridge over the double track, where full line speeds resume, a dirt road grade crossing, a grade crossing, a dirt track grade crossing, Intermediate Signals at North Godwin, a grade crossing, Godwin, and the 12,966 ft. west side siding starting at at South Godwin (MP 194.6), where the line turns southwest.

The siding ends at Wade (~MP 197), there is a south-facing spur at MP 198.5, an angled grade crossing, a grade crossing in town, a detector at MP 200.5, a road alongside to the west, dual road bridges overhead, a grade crossing, Intermediate Signals at North Beard, two grade crossings, extra track for Cargill on the west side, a grade crossing, MP 204, extra track on the west side, the 17,442 ft. west side siding at South Beard (MP 204.1), with a spur to a petrochemical plant on the west side, extra track on the west side, and a grade crossing, within the siding, which ends just north of a through truss bridge over the Cape Fear River, the resumption of double track at North Milan (MP 207.6), just south of the river, with extra track on the west side and a signal bridge over the double track, where speed limits fall to 60 mph on the east track and 45 mph on the west track, MP 208.6, where the speed limit falls to 45 mph on the east track, MP 209.0, where the speed limit falls to 35 mph, Milan Yard, with numerous tracks, on the east side and spurs heading east and west at MP 209.2,a street alongside to the west, a bridge over a street, three grade crossings in town (Fayetteville), a road bridge overhead, a flat crossing with a former ACL line at MP 209.5, with a northeast quadrant connector, a bridge over a stream, Fayetteville (MP 209.7), where there is a passenger station with brick depot and platform with umbrella shed on the east side, a road crossing at Hay Street (speed limit 25 mph on the crossing) immediately south of the station, Windsor Street alongside to the east, a grade crossing at Franklin Street, a grade crossing at Blount Street, a bridge over a stream, and road crossings at River and Underwood Roads, MP 210.1, where the speed limit rises to 40 mph, and a crossover..

The Aberdeen & Rockfish crosses on the flat (MP 210.6), with dual road bridges overhead, right over the flat crossing, and signals "A&R" on a signal bridge south of the crossing, and the line turns south-southwest again, past a grade crossing, MP 210.8, where the speed limits rise to 70/60, a spur to industry on the east side, two road bridges overhead, a north-facing spur at Urtie (MP 212.5), Intermediate Signals at MP 213.x, a wide road bridge overhead, Intermediate Signals at North Hope Mills (MP 215.x), a bridge over a river, a bridge over a road, a south-facing spur to a large facility on the east side at Hope Mills (MP 216.1), where the passenger speed limit falls to 60 mph and a shortline once crossed on the flat, MP 218.4, where the speed limit on the west track falls to 45 mph, a bridge over a river, the end of double track at South Hope Mills (MP 218.8), where the speed limit rises to 60 mph, a grade crossing with a road that then runs alongside to the west, two dirt track grade crossings, and MP 219.1, where full line speeds resume.

There are Intermediate Signals at North Parkton, a detector at MP 221.2, a road alongside to the west, Parkton (MP 222.9), with an old brick depot on the west side and extra track on the west side, where a former ACL branch to Red Springs heads off to the west, a spur from industry trailing in on the east side, Intermediate Signals at South Parkton, a dirt road grade crossing, a bridge over a stream, a dirt track grade crossing, Intermediate Signals at North Rex, a grade crossing, Rex, a road bridge overhead, a grade crossing, the resumption of double track at South Rex (MP 227.7), with an old signal bridge over the double track, where the passenger speed limit on the west track falls to 60 mph, a grade crossing, a bridge over a stream, Intermediate Signals at Rennert, a grade crossing, a dirt track grade crossing, three grade crossings, Intermediate Signals at South Rennert, a road bridge overhead, a bridge over a stream, a grade crossing, the end of double track at Cromartie (MP 233.8), with a signal bridge over the double track, where full line speeds resume, a grade crossing, a road bridge overhead, two grade crossings, a north-facing spur at the Intermediate Signals at Buie (MP 236.5), Intermediate Signals at North Pembroke, MP 240.7, where the speed limit falls to 50 mph, a grade crossing, and Pembroke (MP 241.3), where the A Line crosses the ex-SAL line from Hamlet to Wilmington on the flat, with a northwest-quadrant connector (speed limit 15 mph) permitting access to and from Hamlet Yard (to the west, on the former SAL, now CSX, 'S' Line) for trains from and to the north on the A Line.