North Carolina Railroads - North Carolina Midland Railroad


Year Chartered or Incorporated

Year Line Operational

Year Service Ended

Original Starting Point

Original Ending Point




Still Operational

Winston-Salem, NC

Mocksville, NC

1915, leased by Southern Railway. Continues to this day in the Norfolk Southern Railway inventory.
+ 1883 - Merged in the incomplete Dan Valley & Yadkin River Narrow Gauge Railroad (chartered in VA in 1879, chartered in NC in 1881).

1880, the North Carolina Midland Railroad came into being by consolidating three incomplete railroads:

- Dan Valley & Yadkin River Railroad (chartered in NC on 6/7/1879 via articles of incorporation)
- Winston, Salem & Madison Railroad (chartered in NC on 11/13/1879 via articles of incorporation)
- Winston, Salem & Mooresville Railroad (chartered in NC on 8/6/1878 via articles of incorporation)

The consolidation agreement was signed on September 9, 1880, and the NC Legislature issued an Act on March 4, 1885 confirming this consolidation.

The initial track opening was from Winston-Salem to Mocksville (26.15 miles) on November 1, 1891. The remainder of the line was opened in 1899, from Mocksville to Mooresville (27.47 miles), for a total of 53.62 miles, plus 1.92 miles of siding.

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

The North Carolina Midland Railroad runs from Winston to Mocksville–length, 26.70 miles.

Completed to Mocksville during the present year. No report of earnings. Controlled by Richmond & Danville Railroad Company.

Towns on Route:

Winston (Winston-Salem in 1899)


Bear Poplar

Mt. Ulla


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