North Carolina Railroads - Carthage Railroad


Year Chartered or Incorporated

Year Line Operational

Year Service Ended

Original Starting Point

Original Ending Point





Carthage, NC

Cameron, NC
* 1907 - Acquired by the Randolph & Cumberland Railroad.

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

The Carthage Railroad Company was organized April 29th, 1886, under the laws of the State of North Carolina.

Road built during 1888. Formerly leased to the Raleigh & Augusta Air-Line Railroad Company, which practically owns the road; lease transferred to W. C. Petty, Manly, NC on June 14, 1890.

No limitation as to duration of charter.

President------------------------------ J. C. Black --------------------------- Carthage, NC.
Secretary------------------------------ W. J. Adams------------------------- Carthage, NC.
Treasurer ----------------------------- L. P. Tyson -------------------------- Carthage, NC.
Attorney or General Counsel---------- Black & Adams---------------------- Carthage, NC.
General Manager --------------------- W. C. Petty ------------------------- Carthage, NC.

Property Operated:

Carthage Railroad, from Cameron to Carthage, 10.32 miles.

Property Leased:

The Carthage Railroad, after being constructed, was leased to the Raleigh & Augusta Air-Line Railroad on the ---- day of August, 1888, for the term of 99 years, which said company operated said road until it was subleased to Mr. W. C. Petty on the 1st day of June, 1890, for term of 97 years, and is now operated by him.

Towns on Route:



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 Carthage Railroad, including mileage:

Stations in Order (18 miles):

Stone's Crossing

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