North Carolina Railroads - Wilmington & Newbern Railroad

Acronym

Year Chartered or Incorporated

Year Line Operational

Year Service Ended

Original Starting Point

Original Ending Point

W&N RR

1894

1894

1897*

Wilmington, NC

New Bern, NC
* 1897 - Merged into the Wilmington & Weldon Railroad while being re-organized. Immediately became part of the soon-to-be-official Atlantic Coast Line, which was already in use for marketing purposes.
+ 1897 - In foreclosure.
Was the Wilmington, Newbern & Norfolk Railroad. However, many official records indicate that the name of Wilmington & Newbern Railroad was never used, and the line continued to be known as the Wilmington, Newbern & Norfolk Railroad. As part of the Wilmington & Weldon Railroad, it was known as the W&W - Wilmington, Newbern & Norfolk Branch, and was considered to be part of the overall Atlantic Coast Line as soon as it was chartered..

Towns on Route:

Wilmington

Scotts Hill

Topsail Sound > Topsail (1907)

Holly Ridge

Peanut (1881-1897)

Stump Sound > Folkston (1902)

Dixon (1895)

Amans Store > Verona (1894)

Jacksonville

Kellum (1901)

Maysville

Polloksville > Pollocksville (1947)

Debruhls (1888-1896)

New Berne > Newbern (1892) > New Bern (1918)



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