North Carolina Railroads - South & Western Railroad

Acronym

Year Chartered or Incorporated

Year Line Operational

Year Service Ended

Original Starting Point

Original Ending Point

S&W RR

1902

1902

1908*

TN/NC Line

Marion, NC
* 1908 - Renamed to the Carolina, Clinchfield & Ohio Railroad.
+ 1906 - Acquired the assets of the South & Western Railway.
+ 1905 - Charter granted by the state of Virginia on January 26, 1905.

Chartered in 1902 by the SC State Legislature.

The remaining line in eastern Tennessee and western North Carolina was extended south to Altapass in 1905, and by 1908 to Marion. South & Western leased another line from the Lick Creek & Lake Erie Railroad and extended its operations into Virginia.

Financially secure, the company acquired a new name - the Carolina, Clinchfield & Ohio Railroad - in 1908.

Towns on Route (in NC):

NC/TN State Line

Poplar

Relief

Huntdale

Webb (1915)

Green Mountain

Red Hill

Forbes (1904)

Toecane

Lunday (1907)

Kona (1916)

Wing

Penland

Spruce Pine

Altapass (1906)

Mount Mitchell (1908)

Ashford

Pitts (1904)

Sevier (1912)

Woodlawn

Hankins (1909)

Marion



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