North Carolina Railroads - Raleigh & Charleston Railroad

Acronym

Year Chartered or Incorporated

Year Line Operational

Year Service Ended

Original Starting Point

Original Ending Point

R&C RR

1905

1905

1941*

Lumberton, NC

Marion, SC
* 1941 - Remaining line abandoned June 30, 1941.
+ 1933 - 23 miles between Lumberton, NC and Lake View, SC were abandoned. Leaves zero (0) miles operational in North carolina.
+ 1931 - In receivership.
+ 1905 - Company organized on December 2, 1905. Chartered on December 5, 1905 in South Carolina. Acquired by deed dated February 1, 1916 the properties of the Carolina Northern Railroad.
Was the Carolina Northern Railroad.

The Raleigh & Charleston Railroad Company was incorporated on December 5, 1905 as the successor to the Carolina Northern Railroad.

The R&C intersected with the SAL at Smithboro to the northeast of Marion, SC and at Lumberton, NC. The company entered receivership in May of 1931. The 23 miles between Lumberton and Lake View, SC, were abandoned in 1933. The remaining section (20 miles) from Lake View to Marion was abandoned effective June 30, 1941.

Towns on Route (in NC):

Lumberton

Kingsdale (1900-1910)

Proctorville (1906)

Barnesville

Marietta

NC/SC State Line

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 Raleigh & Charleston Railroad:

Towns on Route (22 miles):
Lumberton
Pope
Kingsdale
Proctorville
Barnesville
Flowers
Marietta
Holmesville
NC/SC State Line



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