North Carolina Railroads - Durham & Northern Railroad

Acronym

Year Chartered or Incorporated

Year Line Operational

Year Service Ended

Original Starting Point

Original Ending Point

D&N RR

unknown

1889

1900*

Durham, NC

Henderson, NC


*1900 acquired by Seaboard Air Line Railway.


Apparently started as the Durham & Lynchburg Railroad (not to be confused with the Lynchburg & Durham Railroad), this line was completed in 1889 and was jointly financed by the North Carolina towns of Henderson and Durham. The road was taken over by Seaboard Air Line Railway in 1900 and absorbed into the company in 1901.

A four and a half mile branch of this railroad, from Dickerson to Oxford, was completed by Seaboard Air Line Railway in 1902, and prior to being absorbed it was known as the Oxford & Coast Line Railroad.


Towns on Route:

Durham

East Durham (1887)

Fish Dam > Fishdam (1895)

Northside (1891)

Creedmoor (1886)

Hester (1889)

Tar River (1889)

Dickerson (1900s

Clay (1889)

Watkins (1889)

Henderson

Branch Line - Dickerson to Oxford (1902):

Dickerson

Oxford



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