North Carolina Railroads - New Hanover Transit

Acronym

Year Chartered or Incorporated

Year Line Operational

Year Service Ended

Original Starting Point

Original Ending Point

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1887

1887

1921*

Wilmington, NC

Carolina Beach, NC
* 1921 - Line abandoned.
+ 1895 - Re-organized with new owners, but retained its name.
+ 1894 - In receivership.

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

Organized under Acts of the Legislature of North Carolina, January, 1887. The road runs from Wilmington to Carolina Beach, three (?) miles in length, all in New Hanover County.

President------------------------------ I. Bates------------------------------- Wilmington, N. C.
Vice-President ...................................W. L. Smith .........................................Wilmington, N. C.
General Manager --------------------- J. W. Harper-------------------------. Wilmington, N. C.
Treasurer ----------------------------- J. V. Grainger------------------------. Wilmington, N. C.
Superintendent ----------------------- James Noland------------------------. Wilmington, N. C.

This standard-gauge line carried beach visitors from a landing near Telfair’s Mill Creek on the Cape Fear River to Carolina Beach. In 1889, the line was rerouted onto a pier at Doctor’s Point which facilitated direct steamer-to-train transfers. In June of 1895 the company was re-organized as the New Hanover Transit Company Railroad.

Towns on Route:

Wilmington

Carolina Beach

The Sixth Annual Report of the North Carolina Corporation Commission for the Year Ending December 31, 1904, with Compilations from Railroad Returns for the Year Ending June 30, 1904, includes the route of the New Hanover Transit Railroad, including mileage:

Stations in Order (3 miles):

Wilmington
Carolina Beach

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 New Hanover Transit Company:

Stations on Route (3 miles):
Doctor's Point
Carolina Beach



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