South Carolina Railroads - Atlanta & Charlotte Air Line Railway

Acronym

Year Chartered or Incorporated

Year Line Operational

Year Service Ended

Original Starting Point

Original Ending Point

A&C RR

1877

1877

1894*

Charlotte, NC

Atlanta, GA
* 1894 - Leased to Southern Railway. Retained its identity until ?
+ 1881 - Leased the Atlantic, Tennessee & Ohio Railroad (a North Carolina company), which ran from Statesville to Charlotte.
+ March 26, 1881, leased to and managed by the Richmond & Danville Railroad until 1894.
+ 1877 - Organized on April 4, 1877 under laws of Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina.
Was the Atlanta & Richmond Air Line Railway.

From the Fourth Annual Report of the South Carolina Railroad Commissioners issued in 1882, the following stations were named for the Atlanta & Charlotte Air Line Railway:

Station................................... Distance between Stations

NC/SC State Line............................................. 0 miles
Whitaker's ........................................................ 5 miles
Black's ............................................................. 8.5 miles
Gaffney's .......................................................... 10.5 miles
Cowpens ......................................................... 11.25 miles
Spartanburg ..................................................... 10.50 miles
Welford ........................................................... 3.25 miles
Duncan's .......................................................... 4.75 miles
Greer's ............................................................. 4.75 miles
Taylor's ............................................................ 8.25 miles
Greenville ......................................................... 12.00 miles
Easley's ............................................................ 6.75 miles
Liberty ............................................................. 7.50 miles
Central ............................................................. 13.25 miles
Seneca ............................................................. 9.25 miles
Westminster ...................................................... 5.25 miles
Harbin's ............................................................ 4.00 miles
Fort Madison .................................................... 3.75 miles
Tugaloo ............................................................ 5.25 miles
SC/GA State Line ............................................. ? miles

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

The Atlanta & Charlotte Air-Line Railway Company is successor to the Atlanta & Richmond Air-Line Railway Company, which was formed by the consolidation, in 1870, of companies of the same name, chartered in the States of Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina.

The whole line was opened September 28, 1873.

The present Company was organized February 27, 1877, and came into possession of the property April 16, 1877. On the 26th of March, 1881, the road was leased to the Richmond & Danville Railroad Company for 99 years from April 1, 1881, at a rental of $462,500 annually.

Towns on Route (in SC):

NC/SC State Line

Whitaker

Blacks Station > Blacks (1887) > Blacksburg (1889)

Cherokee Falls (1900)

Gaffney City (1879) > Gaffney (1892)

Clarksville

Thickety (1879)

Hurricane Shoals > Cowpens (1880)

Clifton (1881)

Converse (1891)

Drayton (1904)

Spartanburg C.H. > Spartanburg (1887)

Saxon Mills Station (1900s)

Arcadia (1904)

Fair Forest (1884) > Fairforest (1894)

Welford > Wellford (1883)

Vernonsville > Duncans (1881) > Duncan (1907)

Greer's Depot (1873) > Greer (1901)

Chicks Springs > Taylors (1904)

Greenville C.H. > Greenville (1888)

Saluda (1880s)

Spencer (1898)

Easley

Beverly (1896)

Liberty

Norris (1899)

Centre > Central (1879)

Fort Hill (1890) > Calhoun (1902)

Keowee

Seneca

Richland (1883)

Westminster

Harbins (1880s)

Fort Madison > Cleveland (1887) > Fort Madison (1892) > Madison (1904)

SC/GA State Line



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