North Carolina Railroads - Damascus Lumber Company Railroad

Acronym

Year Chartered or Incorporated

Year Line Operational

Year Service Ended

Original Starting Point

Original Ending Point

DLC RR

unknown

1905

1940s

Laurel Bloomery, TN

Hemlock, NC
In the early 1900s, the Damascus Lumber Company built a narrow gauge railroad from Laurel Bloomery in Tennessee, on the Laurel Railway Company's line, over the Laurel Gap. It was operated exclusively as a logging road, but the grade generally, was good enough for a standard road. Its terminus at Hemlock was only 19 miles from Jefferson, the county seat of Ashe County, North Carolina.

Towns on Route:

NC/TN State Line

Grayson

Hemlock (1902)



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