North Carolina Railroads - Atlantic & Western Railroad / Railway

Acronym

Year Chartered or Incorporated

Year Line Operational

Year Service Ended

Original Starting Point

Original Ending Point

A&W RR

1899

1904

Still Operational

Sanford, NC

Lillington, NC
+ 1961 - Partially abandoned on December 15, 1961. Line from Sanford towards Broadway still operational.
+ 1927 - Company acquired by new investors and renamed to the Atlantic & Western Railway on August 1, 1927 under the laws of North Carolina. Company formally organized on August 26, 1927.

The Atlantic & Western Railroad was incorporated on March 7, 1899, to build from Sanford to Goldsboro, seventy miles away, and points beyond. It was opened from Sanford to Jonesboro in 1904, to Broadway in 1905, and to Lillington in April of 1913, totalling twenty-five miles. The line extended from Sanford through Jonesboro, Purnell, Winder, Campbells, Broadway, Seminole, Ryes, Arlington, Mamers, Monticello, Luart, Summerville, and into Lillington.

On December 15, 1961, the section from Jonesboro to Lillington was abandoned, a total of twenty-two miles.

+ 1899 - Company was organized on March 7, 1899 under the laws of North Carolina.

Towns on Route:

Sanford

Jonesboro

Broadway

Mamers (1914)

Lillington

The Sixth Annual Report of the North Carolina Corporation Commission for the Year Ending December 31, 1904, with Compilations from Railroad Returns for the Year Ending June 30, 1904, includes the route of the Atlantic & Western Railroad, including mileage:

Stations in Order (2.2 miles - as of 1904):

Sanford
Jonesboro
Broadway (9 miles as of 1905)

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 Atlantic & Western Railroad:

Stations on Route (9 miles):
Sanford
Monroe Park
Jonesboro
Furnell
Winder
Campobella
Broadway

The Nineteenth Report of the North Carolina Corporation Commission for the Biennial Period, 1917-1918, with Compilation of Railroad Returns for Years Ending December 31, 1916 and 1917 includes the route of the Atlantic & Western Railroad as of the end of 1918:

Stations on Route (24 miles):
Sanford
Monroe Park
Jonesboro
Purnell
Winder
Campobella
Broadway
Seminole
Ryes
Arlington
Mamers
Monticello
Luart
Summerville
Lillington



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