North Carolina Railroads - Wilmington Seacoast Railroad


Year Chartered or Incorporated

Year Line Operational

Year Service Ended

Original Starting Point

Original Ending Point





Wilmington, NC

Wrightsville Beach, NC
* 1902 - Replaced by an electric trolley.
1891 - Acquired the Ocean View Railroad. aka Sea View Railroad.

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

The Wilmington Sea-Coast Railroad Company was organized under laws State of North Carolina, Acts, 1888 [no, 1887]. Road completed and opened June, 1888.

The Wilmington Sea-Coast Railroad Company purchased the Ocean View Railroad, February 28th, 1891, and now owns the whole line from Wilmington to Atlantic Station, 11.81 miles.

President------------------------------ E. S. Latimer ------------------------ Wilmington, NC.
First Vice-President------------------- B. G. worth-------------------------- Wilmington, NC.
Secretary------------------------------ J. R. Noland ------------------------- Wilmington, NC.
Treasurer ............................................W. P. Toomer------------------------ Wilmington, NC.
General Counsel ---------------------- Ricaud & Weil ----------------------- Wilmington, NC.
General Manager--------------------- J. R. Noland-------------------------- Wilmington, NC.
General Freight Agent ------ ...............G. H. Smith ----------------------...... Wilmington, NC.
General Passenger Agent------------- G. H. Smith-------------------------- Wilmington, NC.

Property Owned:

From Wilmington to Hammocks, 10.31 miles; from Hammocks to Atlantic, 1.51 miles.

Towns on Route:



Sea Gate (1910)

Atlantic Station (1900s)

Ocean View > Wrightsville Beach (1941)

The Sixth Annual Report of the North Carolina Corporation Commission for the Year Ending December 31, 1904, with Compilations from Railroad Returns for the Year Ending June 30, 1904, includes the route of the Wilmington Seacoast Railroad, including mileage:

Stations in Order (10 miles):

Delgado Mill
Bradley's Creek
Ocean View

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