North Carolina Railroads - Raleigh, Charlotte & Southern Railway

Acronym

Year Chartered or Incorporated

Year Line Operational

Year Service Ended

Original Starting Point

Original Ending Point

RC&S RR

1911

1911

1913*

9 - See Below

9 - See Below
* 1913 folded into Norfolk Southern Railroad (2nd), which owned this railroad since inception in 1911. One source asserts that the merger was completed on January 1, 1914.
+ 1911 - Acquired the Aberdeen & Asheboro Railroad.
+ 1911 - Acquired the Durham & Charlotte Railroad .
+ 1911 - Acquired the Raleigh & Southport Railway.
+ 1911 - Acquired the Sanford & Troy Railroad.
On October 3, 1911, the Norfolk Southern Railroad organized the Raleigh, Charlotte & Southern Railway as a consolidation of several smaller companies. The Raleigh, Charlotte & Southern Railway was made up of the Aberdeen & Asheboro Railroad, the Durham & Charlotte Railroad, the Raleigh & Southport Railway, and the Sanford & Troy Railroad, as shown above. The NC State Legislature ratified the charter on March 7, 1911.

Towns on Route:

Line #1 - Aberdeen to Troy:

Aberdeen

Pinehurst

West End

Eagle Springs

Candor

Biscoe

Star

Troy

Line #2 - Star to Asheboro:

Star

Ether

Steads

Asbury

Quinine

Seagrove

Michfield

Ulah

Asheboro

Line #3 - West End to Jackson Springs:

West End

Jackson Springs

Line #4 - Troy to Mount Gilead:

Troy

Wadeville

Mount Gilead

Line #5 - Candor to Ellerbe:

Candor

Rubyatt (1912-1914)

Norman

McLeod (1914-1915)

Ellerbe

Line #6 - Glendon to Gulf:

Glendon

Carbonton

Gulf

Line #7 - Gulf to Cumnock:

Gulf

Cumnock

Line #8 - Glendon to Star:

Glendon

Putnam

Hallison > Parkwood (1953)

Hemp > Robbins (1943)

Spies

Star

Line #9 - Raleigh to Fayetteville:

Raleigh

Caraleigh (1900s)

McCullers

Willow Spring

Cardenas

Varina (1913)

Fuquay Springs

Chalybeate Springs

Kipling

Lillington

Harnett (1909-1918)

Bunnlevel

Linden (1914)

Lane (1907-1913)

Slocumb

Fayetteville

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 routes of the Raleigh, Charlotte & Southern Railroad:

Aberdeen & Asheboro Division:

Aberdeen to Asheboro (56 miles):
Aberdeen
Pinehurst
West End
Eagle Springs
Katherine
Candor
Biscoe
Star
Ether
Steeds
Asbury
Seagrove
Michfield
Dewey
Ulah
Asheboro

Candor to Ellerbe (18 miles):
Candor
Norman
Ellerbe

Troy to Mt. Gilead (14 miles):
Troy
Wadesville
Mount Gilead

Carthage to Pinehurst (12 miles):
Carthage
Blues Crossing
Eastwood
Pinehurst

West End to Jackson Springs (4 miles):
West End
Jackson Springs

Durham & Charlotte Division:

Cumnock to Troy (44 miles):
Cumnock
Jordan's Siding
Gulf
Palmers
Carbonton
Haw Branch
Glendon
Putnam
Hallison
Elise
Spies
Star
Little River
Troy

Raleigh & Southport Division:

Raleigh to Fayetteville (64 miles):
Raleigh
Caraleigh
Sylvaola
Barnes
Hobby
McCullers
Banks
Willow Springs
Cairo
Cardensa
Varina
Fuquay Springs
Rawles
Chalybeate
Kipling
Cape Fear
Lillington
Harnett
Bunlevel
Fonville
Linden
Carlos
Lane
Slocumb
Carver's Falls
Tokay
Fayetteville

Sanford & Troy Division:

Cumnock to Colon (8 miles):
Cumnock
Burns Siding
McQueens
Colon



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