Railroads already operational prior to 1891:
+ Aberdeen & Asheboro
Railroad. Operational in 1888 as the Aberdeen
& West End Railroad, which was acquired by the A&A
in 1897. Asheboro &
Montogomery Railroad also merged into the Aberdeen &
Asheboro Railroad in 1897.
+ Atlanta, Knoxville
& Northern Railroad. Operational in 1887 as the Marietta
& North Georgia Railroad. Acquired by AK&N in 1896.
+ Atlantic & North Carolina
Railroad. Operational in 1858.
+ Carolina &
Northwestern Railroad. Operational in 1884 as the Chester
& Lenoir Narrow Gauge Railroad, which was acquired by
the Carolina & Northwestern Railroad in 1897.
+ Carthage Railroad. Operational
+ East Tennessee
& Western North Carolina Railroad. Operational in 1882.
+ New Hanover Transit.
Operational in 1887.
+ Norfolk, Lynchburg
& Durham Railroad. Operational in 1890 as the + Lynchburg
& Durham Railroad, which was renamed in 1896.
+ Suffolk & Carolina
Railroad. Operational in 1885. Includes the Edenton
& Norfolk Railway, which was merged into S&C in 1889.
+ Warrenton Railroad. Operational
+ Washington &
Plymouth Railroad. Operational in 1889.
+ Wellington &
Powellsville Railroad. Operational in 1886 as the Cashie
& Roanoke Railroad, which was acquired by the W&P
+ Wilmington Seacoast
Railroad. Operational in 1888. Includes the Ocean
View Railroad, which was merged into WS RR in 1889.
+ Winton Railroad. Operational
Railroads completed between 1891 and 1900:
+ Aberdeen & Rockfish
Railroad. Operational in 1892.
+ Caldwell & Northern
Railroad. Operational in 1893 as Lower
Creek & Linville Valley Railroad, which was renamed in
+ Cape Fear & Northern
Railroad. Operational in 1899.
+ Carolina Northern Railroad.
Operational in 1900.
+ Dismal Swamp Railroad.
Operational in 1899. Was the Norfolk
& Camden Railroad, acquired by Dismal Swamp RR in 1898.
+ Durham & Charlotte
Railroad. Operational in 1893 as the Glendon
& Gulf Railroad, which was acquired by the Durham &
Northern Railroad in 1896.
+ East Carolina Railway.
Operational in 1900.
+ Lawndale Railroad. Operational
+ Linville River Railroad.
Operational in 1899.
+ Moore County Railroad.
Operational in 1893.
+ Mt. Airy & Eastern
Railroad. Operational in 1900.
+ Norfolk, Roanoke
& Southern Railroad. Operational in 1891 as the Roanoke
& Southern Railroad, which was renamed in 1896.
+ Northampton &
Hertford Railroad. Operational in 1893 as the Gumberry
& Jackson Railroad, which was acquired by N&H in
+ Raleigh & Cape
Fear Railroad. Operational in 1900.
+ Raleigh & Western
Railroad. Operational in 1893, when it leased the Egypt Railroad.
+ Red Springs &
Bowmore Railroad. Operational in 1897.
+ South Carolina &
Georgia Extension Railroad. Operational in 1891 as the Charleston,
Cincinnati & Chicago Railroad, which was re-organized
as the Ohio River
& Charleston Railroad in 1896, which was re-organized
as the South Carolina & Georgia Extension Railroad in 1899.
+ Transylvania Railroad.
Operational in 1894 as the Hendersonville
& Brevard Railroad, which was re-organized as the Transylvania
Railroad in 1899.
The following railroads were chartered between 1891 and 1900,
but were not operational as yet (1900):
+ 1891 - Oxford & Coast Line Railroad.
+ 1891 - Pamlico, Oriental & Western Railroad.
+ 1893 - Chowan & Aulander Railroad.
+ 1895 - Winston-Salem South Bound Railroad.
+ 1899 - Beaufort & Pamlico Railroad.
+ 1899 - Elizabeth City & Western Railroad.
+ 1899 - Atlantic & Western Railroad.
The following railroad companies were chartered between 1891
and 1900, but there is no evidence available that they were ever
+ 1891 - Asheville & Thermal Belt Railroad
+ 1891 - Carolina & Virginia Railway
+ 1891 - Wilmington & Southern Railway
+ 1891 - Belt Railroad
+ 1891 - Danville & East Tennessee Railroad
+ 1891 - Norfolk, Wilmington & Charleston Railroad
+ 1891 - Brunswick, Western & Southern Railroad
+ 1891 - Concord Southern Railroad
+ 1891 - Mount Olive Railroad & Lumber Company
+ 1891 - Wilson & Carolina Railroad
+ 1891 - Norwood & Rockingham Railroad
+ 1891 - Carolina, Greenville & Northern Railroad
+ 1891 - Hot Springs, Webster & Savannah Railroad
+ 1891 - Southeastern North Carolina Railway
+ 1891 - Piedmont Springs Railroad
+ 1891 - Plymouth, Washington & Kinston Railroad
+ 1891 - Farmers Railroad
+ 1891 - Danville, Granite City & Western Shortcut Railroad
+ 1891 - Johnson City & Greensboro Railroad
+ 1891 - Lenoir & Blue Ridge Railroad
+ 1891 - Edgecombe & Granville Railroad
+ 1891 - North Carolina, Cleveland, Chattanooga & Dayton
+ 1892 - Elizabeth & Pasquotank Railway
+ 1893 - Burlington & South Western Railroad
+ 1893 - Winston-Salem & Charleston Railroad
+ 1893 - Atlantic & Ohio Railroad
+ 1893 - Blowing Rock & Lenoir Railway
+ 1893 - Western North Carolina & Atlanta Railroad
+ 1893 - Neuse & Swansboro Railroad
+ 1893 - Rutherford & Polk County Railroad
+ 1893 - Charlotte, Troy & Sanford Railroad
+ 1893 - Columbia, Charlotte & Winston Railroad
+ 1893 - Cape Fear & Raleigh Railroad
+ 1893 - Harriman, Franklin & South Atlantic Railroad
+ 1893 - Lumberton & Lumber River Railroad
+ 1893 - Virginia & North Carolina Railroad
+ 1893 - New South Air Line
+ 1893 - Yadkin Railway & Lumber Company
+ 1893 - Madison, Reidsville & Haw River Valley Railroad
+ 1893 - Atlantic, Yanceyville & Reidsville Railroad
+ 1895 - Morganton & Shelby Railroad
+ 1895 - French Broad Railway
+ 1895 - Southport & Western Railroad
+ 1895 - Currituck & Camden Railroad
+ 1895 - Sanford, Lillington & Eastern Railroad
+ 1895 - Carolina Railroad & Lumber Company
+ 1895 - Marienbad Springs Railroad
+ 1895 - Elon, Ossipee & Altamaha Railroad
+ 1895 - Carolina, Tennessee & Ohio Railroad
+ 1896 - Goldsboro & Morehead Railway
+ 1897 - Stone Mountain Railway
+ 1897 - Moore County & Western Railroad
+ 1897 - Pinehurst Railroad
+ 1897 - Carolina, Chimney Rock & Tennessee Railroad
+ 1897 - Harnett Central Railroad
+ 1897 - Lumber River Railroad
+ 1897 - Bladen & Columbus Railroad & Lumber Company
+ 1897 - Duplin & Wayne Railway & Lumber Company
+ 1897 - Tar River & Carolina Railroad
+ 1897 - Snow Hill Railway
+ 1897 - Roanoke Railroad & Bridge Company
+ 1899 - Ohio River, Franklin & Tidewater Railroad
+ 1899 - Burlington & Southern Railroad
+ 1899 - Kinston & Jacksonville Railroad
+ 1899 - Trans-Appalachian Railway
+ 1899 - Pungo & Mattamuskeet Railroad
+ 1899 - Salisbury & Fayetteville Coast Line Railway
+ 1899 - Granville County Railroad
+ 1899 - Davidson Mineral Railway