North Carolina Railroads - Smoky Mountain Railway

Acronym

Year Chartered or Incorporated

Year Line Operational

Year Service Ended

Original Starting Point

Original Ending Point

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1905

1910

1927

Ritter, NC

Bone Valley Creek
The Author has yet to find out why this railroad ended in 1927.
Articles of Incorporation dated August 2, 1905 under the laws of North Carolina. Legislative Acts of 1907 and 1909 provided additional time to complete this railroad.

From the Twelfth Annual Report of the North Carolina Corporation Commission, dated December 31, 1910, with a Compilation of Railroad Returns for the Year Ending June 30, 1910:

President ............................................................. W.M. Ritter .............................. Columbus, OH
General Manager ................................................. S.M. Wolfe ............................... Asheville, NC
Superintendent ..................................................... C.E. Elsass ................................ Proctor, NC
Secretary ............................................................. James L. Hamill ......................... Columbus, OH
Treasurer ............................................................. C.B. Weakley ............................ Columbus, OH

Property Operated - Ritter, Swain County, NC to about mouth of Bone Valley Creek ......... 10 miles

Capital Stock ...................................................................................................................... $50,000.00

Towns on Route:

Ritter

Bone Valley Creek (not a town)

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 Smoky Mountain Railway:

Towns on Route (9.8 miles):
Ritter
Proctor
Sugar Fork
Bone Valley



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