North Carolina Railroads - Norwood Lumber Company & Railroad

Acronym

Year Chartered or Incorporated

Year Line Operational

Year Service Ended

Original Starting Point

Original Ending Point

NLC RR

1910

1911

1929

Forney, NC

Andrews Bald, NC

Norwood Lumber Company built this line, eight (8) miles in length, along the Forney Creek to a connection with the Southern Railway at Forney, NC. It connected to an inclined railroad that went up Andrews Bald and Clingman's Dome. From Clingman's Dome, it followed a ridge between Noland and Forney Creek.

In 1929, the railroad was shut down when the federal government acquired all of the land to be included in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Towns on Route:

Forney

Andrews Bald (mountain, not a town)



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