North Carolina Railroads - Virginia & Carolina Southern Railroad

Acronym

Year Chartered or Incorporated

Year Line Operational

Year Service Ended

Original Starting Point

Original Ending Point

V&CS RR

1903

1908

1922*

Hope Mills, NC

Lumberton, NC


1913 Stock Certificate
In the late 1980s, pieces of this line were sold to CSX Transportation, Inc.
* 1922 - Leased by the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad.
+ 1907 - Company organized on January 11, 1907 under the laws of North Carolina.
+ 1903 - The Virginia & Carolina Southern Railroad was chartered by the North Carolina State Legislature on March 4, 1903, and the original route was described to be from Lumberton, NC to Bladen County,.

The Virginia & Carolina Southern Railroad was incorporated under North Carolina laws on January 11, 1907. They had 65.8 miles of track. The route included stops in Elizabethtown, Lumberton, St. Pauls, and Hope Mills. They had four locomotives, seven freight and passenger cars, and three gasoline motor cars.

In 1922 the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad leased the Virginia & Carolina Southern Railroad, running from Fayetteville south to Lumberton, with a spur to Elizabethtown within North Carolina. 

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 & Treasurer ........................................... J.F.L. Armfield ........................... Fayetteville, NC
General Manager or Superintendent ...................... C.N. Blue ................................... Aberdeen, NC
Secretary ............................................................. A.W. McLean ............................. Lumberton, NC

Property Operated - Lumberton, NC to St. Paul's, NC ............................................... 13.75 miles

Capital Stock .............................................................................................................. $28,000.00
Cost of Road .............................................................................................................. $149,665.49

Employees..................................................................................................................... 20

Towns on Route:

Hope Mills

Saint Pauls

Lumberton

Elizabethtown

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 Virginia & Carolina Southern Railroad:

Hope Mills to Lumberton (27 miles):
Hope Mills
Roslin
Hughes Mill
McMillan
Campbell's Mill
Oakland
St. Paul
Smith's Siding
Rozier
Woodmore
Powers
Bee Gee
Lumberton Junction
North Lumberton
Lumberton

St. Paul to Elizabethtown (27 miles):
St. Paul
Dundee
Tobermory
Duart
Tar Heel
Perth
Dublin
Berwick
Elizabethtown



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