North Carolina Railroads - Carolina Central Railroad

Acronym

Year Chartered or Incorporated

Year Line Operational

Year Service Ended

Original Starting Point

Original Ending Point

CCRR

1880

1880

1892*

Wilmington, NC

Rutherfordton, NC


1881 Bond
*1892 acquired by Seaboard Air Line Railway.
Was the Carolina Central Railway


SAL Number 416 - Was Carolina Central Number 26

David R. Murchison was the Carolina Central Railroad's first president.

In November of 1881, the Seaboard & Roanoke Railroad (of Virginia) was able to acquire control of the Carolina Central Railroad. Its new president was John M. Robinson, who was also the president of the Seaboard & Roanoke Railroad, the Raleigh & Gaston Railroad, and the Raleigh & Augusta Air Line Railroad.

In 1887, the road was extended farther westward twenty-seven (27) miles from Shelby to Rutherfordton. In 1896, a five-mile branch was constructed from Ellenboro to Carolene, and a spur of two miles was built from Mill Junction to Henrietta Mill. This brought the total mileage of the Carolina Central Railroad to 275 miles of track.

Towns on Route:

Wilmington

Mears Bluff (1880s)

Navassa (1916)

Phoenix

Summerville

Northwest (1909)

Cronly (1883) > Acme (1911) > Riegelwood (1963)

Armour

Robeson

Marlsville > Marlville (1882) > East Arcadia (1900)

Bristol > Council Station (1878) > Council (1903)

Jarvis (1879) > Perryville (1890) > Southwood (1898)

Rosindale

Emerson (1891)

Vicksburg (1873) > Elkinsville (1874) > Elkton (1888)

Middle Swamp (1876-1884)

Clarkton

Abbottsburg

Bladenboro

Yorkville > Richardson (1889)

Bellamy (1900)

Allenton

Lumberton

Barkers (1882-1883)

Lowe (1890)

Moss Neck (1875-1905)

Red Banks

Pembroke (1896)

Pates (1878)

Red Banks

Plummerville (1870-1890)

Alma (1879) > Daystrom (1942) > Alma (1951)

Shoe Heel > Maxton (1886)

Laurinburgh > Laurinburg (1893)

Elmore (1892)

Laurel Hill

Old Hundred

Sand Hill (faded 1876)

Hamlet

Entwistle (1913) > East Rockingham (1924)

Rockingham

Cordova (1899)

Pee Dee

Lilesville

Wadesboro

Polkton

Lanesboro > Peachland (1888)

Beaver Dam > Marshville (1895)

Ames (1880) > Wingate (1896)

Monroe

Stout

Indian Trail

Matthews

Roberts (1880s)

Bryan (1880s)

Sardis (1884)

Charlotte

Sago (1891-1902)

Sandifer (1885) > Paw Creek #2 (1909)

Chadwick Station (1900s)

Paw Creek (1875-1899)

Woodlawn > Mount Holly (1888)

Stanleys Creek > Stanley (1894)

Alexis (1894)

Iron Station

Lincolnton

Crouse (1881)

Cherryville

Waco (1880)

Stubbs (1888-1911)

Shelby

Lattimore (1886) > Delight (1887) > Lattimore (1888)

Ellenboro (1886)

Bostic (1887)

Burnt Chimney > Forest City (1882)

Rutherfordton



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