North Carolina Railroads - Raleigh & Southport Railroad

Acronym

Year Chartered or Incorporated

Year Line Operational

Year Service Ended

Original Starting Point

Original Ending Point

R&S RR

1905

1905

1911*

Caraleigh, NC Lillington, NC

Lillington, NC Fayetteville, NC
* 1911 - Merged into the Raleigh, Charlotte & Southern Railway. on March 7, 1911. In 1913, this was purchased by Norfolk Southern Railroad #2. One source asserts the merger was on January 1, 1914.
Was the Raleigh & Cape Fear Railroad.

Advertisement on 3-26-1910:

March 28, 1910, at Raleigh, Fuquay, Fayetteville

Account of above occasion The Raleigh and Southport Railway will sell tickets from all stations on its line to either Raleigh, Fuquay, or Fayetteville for one for round trip - minimum 25¢.
Tickets on sale on that date only good returning not later than afternoon train on 29th.
At Raleigh-Wake Forest-A. and M. baseball game in the afternoon. Theatres at night.
At Fuquay - Grand annual basket picnic, dancing, fishing, barbecue, baseball - a delightful place to spend the day.
At Fayetteville - Fishing, boating. The historical town of the state.
A great opportunity for a day's recreation at a nominal cost.

Round-trip fares:
Raleigh to Fuquay................ .65¢
Raleigh to Fayetteville...... $1.90
Fayetteville to Fuquay...... $1.30
Fayetteville to Raleigh...... $1.90
Schedule: Leave Raleigh 8:00 a.m., leave Raleigh 4:15 p.m., leave Fayetteville 8:00 a.m., leave Fayetteville 4:05 p.m.

J.A. MILLS,
President and General Manger

From the Seventh Annual Report of the North Carolina Corporation Commission, dated December 31, 1905, with a Compilation of Railroad Returns for the Year Ending June 30, 1905, the officers of the Raleigh & Southport Railroad are:

President, General Manager & Chairman of the Board........ John A. Mills............. Raleigh, NC
Attorney............................................................................. R.N. Simms.............. Raleigh, NC
Secretary-Treasurer, Auditor, Ass't General Manager......... F.T. Ricks................. Raleigh, NC
Chief Engineer.................................................................... Jerry Respes............. Lillington, NC

Property Operated - Caraleigh Mills to Lillington Station........................................ 31.50 miles

Trackage Rights - Southern Railway, Raleigh to Caraleigh Mills.................................3.00 miles

Towns on Route:

Caraleigh (1900s)

McCullers

Willow Spring

Cardenas

Varina (1913)

Fuquay Springs

Chalybeate Springs

Kipling

Lillington

Harnett (1909-1918)

Bunns Level > Bunnlevel (1894)

Linden (1914)

Lane (1907-1913)

Slocumb (1910)

Fayetteville



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