South Carolina Railroads - North & South Carolina Railroad / Railway

Acronym

Year Chartered or Incorporated

Year Line Operational

Year Service Ended

Original Starting Point

Original Ending Point

N&SC RR

1899

1909

1914*

Gibson, NC

Poston, SC
+ 1915 - Acquired by Seaboard Air Lines Railroad.
* 1914 - Merged into the Carolina, Atlantic & Western Railroad.
+ 1911 - NC company and SC company with same name authorized to merge and operate as one company by NC State Legislature on February 3, 1911. Chartered in NC in 1909, and operational in 1910 in NC.
On November 28, 1908, this company was re-organized as the North & South Carolina Railway.

The North & South Carolina Railway was created in 1899 specifically to construct a track from Gibson, NC southward to the Pee Dee River in South Carolina to connect to the under-construction extension of the Georgetown & Western Railroad at that time.

Construction began immediately with track completed twenty-nine (29) miles to Dillon, SC in 1909, seventeen (17) miles further to Mullins, SC in 1910, and in 1911 reaching the Pee Dee River - a total of sixty-eight (68) miles. A jointly-owned bridge was constructed in 1911 to join the North & South Carolina Railroad with the Georgetown & Western Railroad, and the line was officially opened for the entire route.

The North & South Carolina Railroad also took over operations of the Seaboard Air Line Railway trackage between Hamlet, NC and Gibson, NC. The entire line was folded into the Carolina, Atlantic & Western Railroad in 1914.

Towns on Route (in SC):

SC/NC State Line

Norton

Fletcher

McColl

McLaurin's Mill

McDonald

Red Bluff

Hubbard

Clio

Ammons

Minturn (1915)

Little Rock

Bethea

Dillon

Floyd Dale (1911)

Mullins

Burleson (1916) > Rains (1916)

Centenary

Eulonia

Oakton > Gresham (1916)

Allison > Poston (1912)



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