North Carolina Railroads - Dover & Southbound Railroad

Acronym

Year Chartered or Incorporated

Year Line Operational

Year Service Ended

Original Starting Point

Original Ending Point

D&S RR

1905

1905

1931*

Dover, NC

Richlands, NC
* 1931 - Ceased operations on July 31, 1931. [per NC Corporation Commission 26th Report]
Goldsboro Lumber Company, owner and operator. Organized on March 11, 1889 under the laws of North Carolina. This railroad was formally organized on December 1, 1918.

From the Seventh Annual Report of the North Carolina Corporation Commission for the Year Ending December 31, 1905 with Compilations from Railroad Returns for the Year Ending June 30, 1905, the officers of the Dover & Southbound Railroad are:

President.............................................. W.A. Winnsor......................... Washington, DC
General Manager.................................. D.W. Richardson..................... Dover, NC
Treasurer.............................................. W.H.H. Blanford..................... Dover, NC
Traffic Manager.................................... N.S. Richardson...................... Dover, NC

Cost of Road: $100,000.00
Cost of Equipment: $22,000.00

Property Operated - Dover, NC to Richlands, NC................................... 24.40 miles

Towns on Route:

Dover

Richlands

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 Dover & Southbound Railroad:

Towns on Route (25 miles):
Dover
Foys
Taylors
Phillips
Wimsatt
Comfort
Petersburg
Richlands



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