North Carolina Railroads - Asheville & Spartanburg Railroad

Acronym

Year Chartered or Incorporated

Year Line Operational

Year Service Ended

Original Starting Point

Original Ending Point

A&S RR

1881

1886

1900*

Spartanburg, SC

Asheville, NC


*1900 purchased by Southern Railway. Managed by Richmond & Danville Railroad during existence.

Was the Spartanburg & Asheville Railroad.


Upon reorganization of the Spartanburg & Asheville Railroad into this new company, construction proceeded quite steadily from Hendersonville to Asheville. The first track laid was 5-foot broad gauge, but by 1890 all track was replaced with standard guage steel rails. In 1886, this line finally joined with the Western North Carolina Railroad at Asheville Junction in the small community called Best Station, renamed to Best, then renamed to Biltmore.


Towns on Route (in NC):

NC/SC State Line

Tryon City > Tryon (1891)

Motor (1899) > Rockliff (1906) > Mimosa (1919)

Saluda

Coleman > Green River #2 (1882) > Zirconia (1890)

East Flat Rock (1908)

Flat Rock

Hendersonville

Balfour (1893)

Hilgirt (1885)

Naples (1901)

Brickton (1909)

Shufordsville > Fletcher (1886)

Arden (1878)

Skyland (1889)

Busbee

Buena Vista (1891)

Best > Bilton (1890) > Biltmore (1890)

Asheville



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