North Carolina Railroads - 1860

Railroads already operational prior to 1851:

+ Petersburg Railroad. Operational in 1833.
+ Seaboard & Roanoke Railroad. Operational in 1846.
+ Greensville & Roanoke Railroad. Operational in 1840.
+ Wilmington & Raleigh Railroad. Operational in 1840. 1855, renamed to Wilmington & Weldon Railroad.
+ Raleigh & Gaston Railroad. Operational in 1840. 
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Railroads completed between 1851 and 1860:

+ Atlantic & North Carolina Rail Road. Operational in 1858.
+ Atlantic, Tennessee & Ohio Rail Road. Operational in 1861 (partial).
+ Charlotte & South Carolina Rail Road. Operational in 1852.
+ North Carolina Rail Road. Operational in 1856.
+ Roanoke Valley Railroad. Operational in 1854.
+ Western North Carolina Rail Road. Operational in 1858 (partial).
+ Western Rail Road. Operational in 1861 (partial).
+ Wilmington & Manchester Rail Road. Operational in 1854.
+ Wilmington, Charlotte & Rutherford Rail Road. Operational in 1861 (part)
(Started out as the Wilmington & Charlotte Rail Road)

The following railroads were chartered between 1851 and 1860, but were not operational as yet (1860):

+ 1855 - Greenville & French Broad Rail Road. 1874, renamed to Spartanburg & Asheville Rail Road.
+ 1855 - Chatham Rail Road.
+ 1857 - Cheraw & Coal Fields Rail Road. 1868, renamed to the Cheraw & Salisbury Rail Road.
+ 1859 - Fayetteville Branch of the Wilmington & Weldon Rail Road.

The following railroad companies were chartered between 1851 and 1860, but there is no evidence available that they were ever constructed:

+ 1851 - Tennessee River Rail Road.
+ 1851 - Newbern & Central Rail Road.
+ 1852 - Charleston, Blue Ridge & Chattanooga Rail Road.
+ 1852 - North Carolina & Western Rail Road.
+ 1855 - Central Rail Road.
+ 1857 - Albemarle & Suffolk Rail Road.
+ 1857 - Mountain Rail Road.
+ 1857 - Garysburg & Windsor Rail Road.
+ 1857 - Southern Air Line Rail Road.
+ 1857 - Salem & Germanton Rail Road.
+ 1859 - Dan River Coal Field Rail Road.
+ 1859 - Washington & Leaksville Rail Road.

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