North Carolina Railroads - Louisburg Railroad

Acronym

Year Chartered or Incorporated

Year Line Operational

Year Service Ended

Original Starting Point

Original Ending Point

LR

1881

1885

1885*

Franklinton, NC

Louisburg, NC
* 1885 - Leased to the Raleigh & Gaston Railroad, retained its name even after being absorbed into the new Seaboard Air Line system in 1890.
In 1884, the Louisburg Railroad began constructing its ten-mile line from a junction with the Raleigh & Gaston Railroad at Franklinton to Louisburg. Upon completion in 1885, it was leased to the Raleigh & Gaston Railroad and operated as a branch line, later to be absorbed by the Seaboard Air Line Railway.

Towns on Route:

Franklinton

Katesville (1888)

Louisburg



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