North Carolina Railroads - Washington & Vandemere Railroad

Acronym

Year Chartered or Incorporated

Year Line Operational

Year Service Ended

Original Starting Point

Original Ending Point

W&V RR

1903

1908

1927*

Washington, NC

Vandemere, NC
*1927 - Leased by Atlantic Coast Line Railroad. Another sources asserts that the ACL did not lease this railroad until 1944
+ 1903 - Company organized on December 5, 1903 under the laws of North Carolina.
+ 1903 - The North Carolina State Legislature ratified an Act granting this charter on March, 4, 1903.

The Washington & Vandemere Railroad was a joint venture of the E. M. Short Lumber Company and the Eureka Lumber Company, 1904-1908.

On May 1, 1927 the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad leased the Washington & Vandemere Railroad, extending the old Wilmington & Weldon Railroad branch to Washington southeast to Vandemere, NC.

From the Tenth Annual Report of the North Carolina Corporation Commission, dated December, 31, 1908, with Compilations of Railroad Returns for the Year Ending June 30, 1908:

President ............................................. A.D. MacLean ..................................... Washington, NC
General Manager ................................. W.N. Royall ........................................ Washington, NC
Secretary ............................................. John H. Small ....................................... Washington, NC
Treasurer .............................................. James F. Post ...................................... Washington, NC

Property Operated - Washington, NC to Aurora, NC .......................................... 28.00 miles

Capital Stock ....................................................................................................... $125,000.00
Cost of Road & Equipment .................................................................................. $720,000.00

Employees ........................................................................................................... 54

Towns on Route:

Washington

Chocowinity

Blounts Creek

Edward

Aurora

Royal (1909)

Cash Corner (1906)

Vandemere

The Thirteenth Annual Report of the North Carolina Commission for the Year Ending December 31, 1911, with Compilations from Railroad Returns for the Year Ending June 30, 1911, includes the route of the Washington & Vandemere Railroad:

Towns on the Line (40 miles):
Washington
Porter
McConnell
Blount Creek
Edward
Guilford
Aurora
Royall
Cash Corner
Vandemere



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