North Carolina Railroads - Lynchburg & Durham Railroad

Acronym

Year Chartered or Incorporated

Year Line Operational

Year Service Ended

Original Starting Point

Original Ending Point

L&D RR

1887

1890

1998*

Lynchburg, VA

Durham, NC
* 1998 - Merged into the Norfolk Southern Railway.
+ 1896 - Known as the Norfolk, Lynchburg & Durham Railroad for a short time, then merged into the Norfolk & Western Railway in the same year.
+ 1892 - Leased by the Norfolk & Western Railroad on March 1, 1892 for 35% of gross earnings less taxes, but retained its line name until merging into Norfolk Southern in 1998, as shown above.
+ 1887 - Chartered on June 14, 1887; the merger of the Roxboro Railroad and the Durham & Roxboro Railroad.

From the 1st Annual Report of the North Carolina Railroad Commission, dated December 31, 1891:

The Lynchburg & Durham Railroad Company was organized under the laws of the States of North Carolina and Virginia, Acts February, 1887. The road succeeded to the rights of the Lynchburg, Halifax & North Carolina, the Roxboro, and the Durham & Roxboro Railroad Companies.

Road completed from Lynchburg to Rustburg in 1888; to South Boston, VA, in 1889, and to Durham
September 15th, 1890.

Leased January, 1892, to the Norfolk & Western Railroad Company.

President ----------------------------- W. C. Houston, Jr.-------------------- Philadelphia, PA.
Vice-President ------------------------ Peter J. Otey-------------------------- Lynchburg, VA.
Vice-President ------------------------ Julian S. Carr------------------------- Durham, NC.
Secretary-Treasurer ------------------- F. H. Williams------------------------ Philadelphia, PA.
Auditor ------------------------------- C. C. Dunn, Jr.----------------------- Lynchburg, VA.
Chief Engineer ------------------------- J. W. Goodwin----------------------- Lynchburg, VA.
Acting Superintendent ----------------- R. C. Stanard ------------------------- Lynchburg, VA.
General Freight Agent ----------------- Geo. O. Monroe ---------------------- Lynchburg, VA.

Property Operated:

Lynchburg & Durham Railroad Company, from Lynchburg, VA, to Durham, NC, 114.10 miles.

Click Here for a January 8, 1891 newspaper article of the Daily Virginian on the Lynchburg & Durham.
Click Here for photos of some of the Lynchburg & Durham Railroad station. 

Towns on Route (in NC):

NC/VA State Line

Woodsdale

Jalong (1913) > Longhurst (1936)

Roxboro

Timberlake (1885)

Lyndover (1882)

Bowling (1888) > Rougemont (1891)

Hunkadora > Bahama (1891)

Stagville

Durham

The Sixth Annual Report of the North Carolina Corporation Commission for the Year Ending December 31, 1904, with Compilations from Railroad Returns for the Year Ending June 30, 1904, includes the route of the Lynchburg & Durham Railroad, including mileage:

Stations in Order (41.68 miles in NC):

Durham
Duke's Branch
Weaver's Siding
Fairntosh
Willardville
Bahama
Warren Siding
Rougemont
Lyndover
Mt. Tirzah
Helena
Picks
Roxboro
Woodsdale
Lynchburg, VA

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 Lynchburg & Durham Railroad as part of the Norfolk & Western Railway:

Towns on Route (41.69 miles):
Durham
Weaver
Fairntosh
Willardville
Bahama
Rougemont
Lyndover
Mt. Tirzah
Helena
Pick
Roxboro
Jalong
Woodsdale
NC/VA State Line



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