North Carolina Railroads - Snowbird Valley Railroad

Acronym

Year Chartered or Incorporated

Year Line Operational

Year Service Ended

Original Starting Point

Original Ending Point

SV RR

1908

1908

1916*

Andrews, NC

Snow Bird Creek, NC
*1916 - Sold for scrap.
Constructed by the Kanawha Hardwood Company, this line was built to tap the timber reserves located on the Buffalo and Snowbird mountains, which formed the boundary between North Carolina and Tennessee. It was constructed as a 3' narrow gauge along the Snowbird Creek. The line failed in 1916 and the track was removed and sold to France. There, the rails were used in the war effort against Germany.

From the Tenth Annual Report of the North Carolina Corporation Commission, dated December 31, 1908, with Compilations of Railroad Returns for the Year Ending June 30, 1908:

President ................................................. J.Q. Barker .......................................... Andrews, NC
General Manager & Secretary ................. E.G. Hennermann .................................. Andrews, NC
Treasurer ................................................ Wm. A. Lewin ....................................... Andrews, NC

Property Operated - Andrews, NC to Snowbird, NC ............................................. 13.50 miles

Capital Stock ........................................................................................................... $75,000.00
Cost of Road ...........................................................................................................$101,920.35
Cost of Equipment ................................................................................................... $12, 192.30

Employees ................................................................................................................... 12

Towns on Route:

Andrews

Snow Bird 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 Snowbird Valley Railroad:

Towns on Route (15.5 miles):
Andrews
Glen Falls
Howard Camp
Birch Spring
Bear Creek
Snow Bird
Nelson



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