North Carolina Railroads - Roanoke Railway

Acronym

Year Chartered or Incorporated

Year Line Operational

Year Service Ended

Original Starting Point

Original Ending Point

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1910

1912

1926*

VA/NC Line

Thelma, NC
*1926 - Abandoned.
+ 1910 - Company organized on August 30, 1910 under the laws of North Carolina.
Owned by lumber producer Camp Manufacturing, the Roanoke Railway’s 5.64-mile line ran from the Seaboard Air Line connection at Thelma, NC to a logging camp named Homer.

From the Fourteenth Annual Report of the North Carolina Corporation Commission, dated December 31, 1912, with a Compilation of Railroad Returns for the Year Ending June 30, 1912:

President ........................................... J.L. Camp ......................................... Franklin, VA
General Manager/Superintendent ....... W.G. Williams ................................... Franklin, VA
Secretary ........................................... R.G. Camp ....................................... Franklin, VA
Treasurer ........................................... R.J. Camp ........................................ Franklin, VA
General Freight Agent ........................ R.G. Camp ....................................... Franklin, VA

Property Operated - Thelma, NC to NC/VA State Line ................................ 5.64 miles

Capital Stock .................................................................................................. $50,000.00
Cost of Road ................................................................................................ $127,378.04

Employees ........................................................................................................ 27

Towns on Route:

VA/NC State Line

Thelma (Halifax County)

The Fifteenth Annual Report of the North Carolina Commission for the Year Ending December 31, 1913, with Compilations from Railroad Returns for the Year Ending June 30, 1913, includes the route of the Roanoke Railway:

Towns on Route (6 miles):
Thelma
Gaston
Vultare
Horners



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