North Carolina Railroads - Suffolk & Carolina Railway

Acronym

Year Chartered or Incorporated

Year Line Operational

Year Service Ended

Original Starting Point

Original Ending Point

S&C RR

1885

1902

1906*

Suffolk, VA

Edenton, NC
*1906 - Renamed to the Virginia & Carolina Coast Railroad.
Between 1885 and 1902, the Suffolk & Carolina Railway, a narrow gauge railroad, was built from Suffolk, VA through Whaleyville south to Edenton, NC. A branch line extended from Beckford Junction (on the Suffolk-Edenton section) to Elizabeth City, NC.

From a December 31, 1902 article in the New York Times:

Baltimore, Md., Dec. 30. - The Suffolk and Carolina Railway Company has declared a stock dividend of 100 per cent, for the year 1902. The present capital stock of the company is $400,000. This railroad is entirely owned by Baltimore capitalists and runs from Suffolk, Va., to Edenton, N.C., on the Chowan River, a tributary of Albemarle Sound. An extension now being built will carry the road to Elizabeth City on the Pasquotank River.

Towns on Route (in NC):

NC/VA State Line

Corapeake (1885)

Savage (1904)

Sunbury

Bosley (1887)

Trotville (1894)

Hobbsville (1888)

Gliden (1885)

Ryland (1888)

Tulu (1903)

Amboy (1890)

Tyner

Chowan > Woodley (1888)

Cisco (1891)

Rockyhock

Edenton



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