North Carolina Railroads - Street Railway Companies

Fifty (50) Operational Street Railway Companies in North Carolina - Alphabetical Order

Company Name

NC Town(s)

From

To

Comments

Alamance Railway Company

Burlington to Graham to Haw River

1917

1924
Acquired the Piedmont Railway & Electric Company.

Asheville & Biltmore Electric Street Railway Company

Asheville to Biltmore

1898

1900
aka Asheville & Biltmore Street Railway and Transportation Company.

Asheville & Craggy Mountain Railway

Asheville

1890

1906
-

Asheville & Weaverville Electric Railway & Poswer Company

Asheville to Weaverville

1901

1909
-

Asheville Electric Company

Asheville

1900

1911
-

Asheville Power & Light Company

Asheville

1912

1925
-

Asheville Rapid Transit Company

Asheville

1907

1908
-

Asheville Street Railroad Company

Asheville

1889

1902
aka Asheville Street Railway Company.

Asheville Loan, Construction & Improvement Company

Asheville

1890

1895
-

Carolina Power & Light Company

Asheville
Raleigh

1926
1908

1934
1934
-

Charlotte Area Transit System Lynx Gold Line

Charlotte

2015

Still
Operational
-

Charlotte Electric Railway, Light & Power Company

Charlotte

1896

1913
Managed and operated by the Charlotte Consolidated Construction Company from 1903 to 1908.

Charlotte Rapid Transit Company

Charlotte

1911

1918
-

Charlotte Street Railway Company

Charlotte

1887

1896
-

Charlotte Trolley, Inc.

Charlotte

1996

2010
-

Concord Railway Company

Concord

1889

1895
-

Consolidated Railways, Light & Power Company

Fayetteville
Wilmington

1908
1902

1921
1907
-

Cumberland Railway & Power Company

Fayetteville

1919

1921
-

Durham Public Service Company

Durham

1921

1934
-

Durham Street Railway Company

Durham

1887

1902
-

Durham Traction Company

Durham

1902

1921
-

Fayetteville Street Railway & Power Company

Fayetteville

1907

1908
-

Fayetteville Traction & Power Company

Fayetteville

1911

1911
-

Fries Manufacturing & Power Company

Winston-Salem

1901

1913
-

Goldsboro Electric Railway Company

Goldsboro

1916

1920
aka Goldsboro Electric Railroad Company.

Goldsboro Traction Company

Goldsboro

1910

1912
-

Greensboro Electric Company

Greensboro

1902

1909
-

Greensboro Street Railway Company

Greensboro

1891

1902
-

Hendersonville Street Railway Company

Hendersonville

1891

1904
-

Hendersonville Traction Company

Hendersonville

1912

1914
-

High Point Interurban Traction Company

High Point to Greensboro

1906

1907
-

Inter-Montane Railroad Company

Asheville / Montford

1898

1900
aka Inter-Montane Electric Railway Company.

Laurel Park Street Railway Company

Hendersonville

1905

1918
-

New Bern Street Railway & Electric Light Company

New Bern

1895

1901
-

New Bern-Ghent Street Railway Company

New Bern

1913

1928
-

North Carolina Public Service Company

Concord
Greensboro
High Point
Salisbury

1911
1909
1912
1920

1925
1934
1935
1938
1926, sold to Duke Power. Apparently retained its name until all operations ceased in 1938.

Piedmont Railway & Electric Company

Burlington to Graham to Haw River

1912

1917
Acquired by the Alamance Railway Company.

Pinehurst Electric Railway Company

Pinehurst

1896

1900
-

Pinehurst Railroad Company

Pinehurst

1902

1904
-

Plaza Railway Company

Charlotte

1921

1931
Acquired by Southern Public Utilities Co.

Raleigh Electric Railway Company

Raleigh

1894

1908
aka Raleigh Electric Company.

Raleigh Street Railway Company

Raleigh

1886

1894
-

Salisbury & Spencer Railway Company

Salisbury to Spencer

1906

1920
-

Southern Public Utilities Company

Charlotte
Winston-Salem

1913
1913

1938
1936
Division of Southern Power Company. November 18, 1924, Southern Power Company was renamed to Duke Power Company.

Tidewater Power Company

Wilmington to Wrightsville Beach

1907

1939
-

West Asheville & Sulphur Springs Electric Railway Company

Asheville

1891

1898
-

Wilmington Electric Street Railway Company

Wilmington

1892

1902
-

Wilmington Street Railway Company

Wilmington

1888

1892
-

Winston-Salem Railway & Electric Company

Winston-Salem

1891

1901
-

Winston-Salem Street Railway Company

Winston-Salem

1890

1891
-


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