North Carolina Railroads - 1840

The following railroads were chartered in the 1830s and were constructed prior to the end of the decade:

+ 1831 - Petersburg Railroad. Operational in 1833.
+ 1832 - Portsmouth & Roanoke Railroad. Operational in 1835.
+ 1834 - Greensville & Roanoke Railroad. Operational in 1840.
+ 1834 - Halifax & Weldon Railroad. Operational in 1836.
+ 1834 - Wilmington & Raleigh Railroad. Operational in 1840.
+ 1835 - Raleigh & Gaston Railroad. Operational in 1840.

Two "experimental railroads" were constructed for demonstration purposes and not for passenger or freight service:

+ 1831 - Fayetteville Railroad. A circular track with horse-drawn railcars.
+ 1833 - Raleigh Experimental Railroad. A horse-drawn system used to haul stone to build the Statehouse in Raleigh.

The following railroad companies were chartered between 1831 and 1840, but there is no evidence available that they were ever constructed:

+ 1832 - Cape Fear & Yadkin Rail Road
+ 1832 - North Carolina Central Rail Road
+ 1832 - Tarborough & Hamilton Rail Road
+ 1834 - Lumber River & Cape Fear Rail Road
+ 1834 - Whitesville, Waccamaw & Cape Fear Rail Road
+ 1834 - Campbelton & Fayetteville Rail Road
+ 1834 - Roanoke & Raleigh Rail Road
+ 1834 - North Carolina Centre & Seaport Rail Road
+ 1834 - Roanoke & Yadkin Rail Road
+ 1835 - Cincinnati & Charleston Rail Road
+ 1835 - Raleigh & Fayetteville Rail Road
+ 1835 - Milton & Salisbury Rail Road
+ 1835 - Roanoke, Danville & Junction Rail Road
+ 1836 - Norfolk & Edenton Rail Road
+ 1837 - Raleigh & Columbia Rail Road
+ 1837 - Fayetteville & Western Rail Road
+ 1839 - Weldon Rail Road

       

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