North Carolina Railroads - Kinston & Carolina Railroad

Acronym

Year Chartered or Incorporated

Year Line Operational

Year Service Ended

Original Starting Point

Original Ending Point

K&C RR

1907

1907

1929*

Kinston, NC

Pink Hill, NC
* 1929 - Ceased operations.
+ 1909 - Renamed to Kinston Carolina Railroad and Lumber Company. This new company was organized on January 25, 1910 under the laws of North Carolina.

From the Lenoir County, NC - Industrial Issue - 1906:

The present terminus of the Kinston & Carolina Railroad is at Turner Brothers store in this township, near the Duplin County line. This road was built by the Kinston Lumber Company as a logging road but the company is now making it a permanent road for passenger and freight traffic.

It is already doing a fine business of this class and the management will soon change the track from narrow to standard guage and put down heavy rails. When this is done the people of Pink Hill and other townships lying along the line and people further out in Duplin County, will have excellent rail connection with Kinston. At present the Kinston & Carolina Railroad provides a daily service between Kinston and Pink Hill.

From the Ninth Annual Report of the North Carolina Corporation Commission, dated December 31, 1907, with the Compilation of Railroad Returns for the Year Ending June 30, 1907:

President & General Manager .............................................. W.W. Mills ......................... Kinston, NC
Secretary ............................................................................. William Hayes ..................... Kinston, NC

Property Operated - Pink Hill, NC to Kinston, NC ........................................................... 20.00 miles

Cost of Road .................................................................................................................... $60,000.00
Cost of Equipment .............................................................................................................. $5,400.00
Gross Earnings .................................................................................................................. $14,039.27
Operating Expenses .......................................................................................................... $27, 435.77

Towns on Route:

Kinston

Deep Run

Pink Hill

Beaulaville

The Thirteenth Annual Report of the North Carolina Corporation 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 Kinston & Carolina Railroad:

Towns on Route (23 miles):
Kinston
Jackson
Albrittons
Moodsville
Sparrow
Lynchburg
Pink Hill
Howards



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