North Carolina Railroads - Durham & Southern Railroad

Acronym

Year Chartered or Incorporated

Year Line Operational

Year Service Ended

Original Starting Point

Original Ending Point

D&S RR

1905

1905

1979*

Durham, NC

Dunn, NC

* 1979 acquired by Seaboard Coast Line Railroad
+ 1905 - Consolidated on March 10, 1905 under authority of the Secretary of State of North Carolina. The conmpany was organized on January 13, 1904.
Was the Cape Fear & Northern Railway.
This railroad operated 59 miles of track extending southward from Durham to Dunn, NC, where it connected with the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad. A junction with the Seaboard Air Line Railway was at Apex. The railroad was built by the B.N. Duke tobacco interests as the Cape Fear & Northern Railway that was completed in 1905 as the D&S Railroad.

The Eighth Annual Report of the North Carolina Corporation Commission, dated December 31, 1906, with Compilations of Railroad Returns for the Year Ending June 30m, 1906:

President ................................................... B.N. Duke ........................................... New York, NY
First Vice-President ................................... J.E. Stagg ............................................ Durham, NC
Secretary ................................................... F.L. Fuller ........................................... Durham, NC
Treasurer ................................................... J.E. Stagg ............................................ Durham, NC
Auditor ...................................................... E. Thomason ........................................ Durham, NC
General Superintendent .............................. W. Hall ................................................. Durham, NC
Traffic Manager ......................................... R.I. Cheatham ....................................... Durham, NC

Property Operated:

East Durham, NC to Dunn, NC ................................................................................ 58.60 miles
Durham, NC to East Durham, NC (SAL) .................................................................... 2.10 miles

Towns on Route:

Durham

East Durham

Carpenter (1906)

Apex

Holly Springs

Varina (1913)

Kennebec (1915-1919)

Angier

Barclaysville

Coats

Duke > Erwin (1926)

Dunn

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 Durham & Southern Railway:

Towns on Route (57 miles):
Durham
Oyama
Togo
Carpenter
Upchurch
Apex
Holly Springs
Wilbon
Varina
Angier
Barclaysville
Coats
Turlington
Duke
Dunn



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