North Carolina Railroads - State University Railroad


Year Chartered or Incorporated

Year Line Operational

Year Service Ended

Original Starting Point

Original Ending Point





University Station on NCRR Line

Chapel Hill
* 1894 - Leased by Southern Railway.
+ 1881 - Leased by Richmond & Danville Railroad.
+ 1871 - Organized on April 12, 1879 under the laws of North Carolina.
+ Was the Chapel Hill Iron Mountain Railroad.

From the 1st Annual Report of the North Carolina Railroad Commission, dated December 31, 1891:

Date of organization, April 12th, 1879.

The State University Railroad was opened from University Station, on the North Carolina Railroad, to Chapel Hill in 1881. Built partly by contributions from the Richmond & Danville Railroad Company, which owns a majority of its stock. Leased to the Richmond and Danville Railroad Company under agreement dated August 1st, 1881.

This company was first chartered as the Chapel Hill Iron Mountain Railroad Company by Act of the General Assembly ratified the 10th day of February, 1873. Afterwards amended by Act of the General Assembly ratified 4th day of March, 1879, and name changed to its present name. No limitation expressed in Act of incorporation as to duration of its charter.

President ----------------------------- A. B. Andrews ----------------------- Raleigh, NC.
Secretary-Treasurer ------------------ S. Badger ---------------------------- Paint Rock, NC.

Property Operated:

State University Railroad, from University to Chapel Hill, 10.20 miles.

Towns on Route:

University Station on NCRR Line

UNC - Chapel Hill

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