South Carolina Railroads - Carolina Northern Railroad

Acronym

Year Chartered or Incorporated

Year Line Operational

Year Service Ended

Original Starting Point

Original Ending Point

CNRR

1899

1901

1902*

NC/SC Line

Marion, SC
+ 1905 - Re-organized as the Raleigh & Charleston Railroad.
* 1902 - In bankruptcy.

The Carolina Northern Railroad was chartered to extend from Lumberton, NC to South Marion, SC for a total of about forty (40) miles. The railroad was chartered in 1899 and opened from Lumberton to Kingsdale on January 1, 1900, to Proctorville on July 1, 1900, to Barnesville on December 15, 1900, and completed to Marion and South Marion on December 1, 1901.

The Carolina Northern Railroad entered receivership on December 2, 1902.

The Raleigh & Charleston Railroad Company was incorporated on December 5, 1905 as the successor to the Carolina Northern Railroad.

Towns on Route (in SC):

SC/NC State Line

Holmesville (1901)

Pages Mills > Lake View (1916)

Kemper (1899) > May (1902)

Fork

Zion

Marion



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