Railroads

Railroads
Aberdeen & Rockfish Railroad Company
by Lewis, Edward A. The Aberdeen & Rockfish Railroad Company (A&R), chartered on 22 June 1892, became one of North Carolina's most colorful and successful "short-line" railroads. It was founded by Aberdeen [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Aberdeen, Carolina, and Western Railroad
by Neal, Larry K., Jr. In 1889 the Aberdeen & West End Railroad was chartered to build a line from Aberdeen to Star, while the Asheboro & Montgomery built a line from Asheboro to Star from the other direction in [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Alexander Railroad Company
by Kennedy, George A. Alexander Railroad Company was organized by Alexander County business interests on 30 Nov. 1945 to operate an 18-mile Southern Railway branch line from Statesville to Taylorsville that was being [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Andrews, Alexander Boyd
by Steelman, Bennett L. Alexander Boyd Andrews, railroad executive and construction engineer, was born near Franklinton, the son of William J. Andrews, a small planter, and his wife, Virginia Hawkins, daughter of Colonel [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Ashe, William Shepperd
by Clifton, James M. William Shepperd Ashe, lawyer, rice planter, state senator, congressman, and railroad president, was born in the Lower Cape Fear plantation community of Rocky Point, the third son of Samuel and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Atlantic & Western Railway Company
by Kennedy, George A. The Atlantic & Western Railway Company was chartered on 7 Mar. 1899 under sponsorship of the Edwards family of Sanford. It took over the operation of a line extending 12 miles west from Hope [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Atlantic Coast Line Railroad
by Kennedy, George A. The Atlantic Coast Line Railroad (ACL), one of three major railroads that served North Carolina during the twentieth century, traced its roots to a holding company called the American Improvement and [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Baker, Laurence Simmons
by Branch, Paul. Laurence Simmons Baker, Confederate soldier, farmer, insurance agent, and railroad agent, was born at Coles Hill, Gates County. (Through a clerical error in the War Department records, his name [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Beddingfield, Eugene Crocker
by Steelman, Lala Carr. Eugene Crocker Beddingfield, farmer, legislator, and railroad commissioner, was born in Wake County to Alexander Hanson and Palmyra La Fayette Chappell Beddingfield. His mother's original ancestor in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bostian Bridge Train Wreck
by Moose, Bill. Bostian Bridge Train Wreck by Bill Moose, 2006 See also: Ghost Train of Bostian's Bridge (from Tar Heel Junior Historian) The Bostian Bridge train wreck occurred on 27 Aug. 1891, just [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Boylan, William
by Lemmon, Sarah McCulloh. William Boylan, journalist, planter, and advocate of internal improvements, was born in Somerset County, N.J., the fourth son of fifteen children of John and Elizabeth Hodge Boylan. He moved to [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bridgers, Henry Clark
by Bridgers, H. C., Jr. Henry Clark Bridgers, athlete, attorney, railroad man, and entrepreneur, was born just west of Tarboro, at Hilma, the home of his parents, Laura Clark and John L. Bridgers, Jr. He attended school [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bridgers, Robert Rufus
by Bridgers, H. C., Jr. Robert Rufus Bridgers, Confederate congressman and railroad official, elder son of Elizabeth Kettlewells Routh and John Bridgers, was born on a farm in southwestern Edgecombe County. Failing to apply [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bryan, James Augustus
by Carraway, Gertrude S. Bryan, James Augustus by Gertrude S. Carraway, 1979 13 Sept. 1839–30 Jan. 1923 James Augustus Bryan, soldier, planter, and banker, was born in New Bern to James West Bryan and Ann Mary [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bryan, Washington
by Carraway, Gertrude S. Washington Bryan, attorney and financier, was born in New Bern, the younger surviving son of James West Bryan and Ann Mary Washington. His paternal grandparents were James Bryan and Rachel Heritage; [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cameron, Bennehan
by Sanders, Charles Richard. Bennehan Cameron, planter, railway executive, industrialist, and promoter of good roads, was born at Fairntosh in what was then Orange County, the son of Paul Carrington and Anne Ruffin Cameron. At [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cameron, Paul Carrington
by Sanders, Charles Richard. Paul Carrington Cameron, planter, agricultural reformer, railway and road builder, and friend of education, was born at Stagville, the home of his grandfather, Richard Bennehan. Son of Duncan and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Carolina Central Railway
by Kennedy, George A., Lassiter, Wingate. Carolina Central Railway began in 1855 as the Wilmington & Charlotte Railroad Company, soon changing its name to the Wilmington, Charlotte, and Rutherford Railroad (WC&R) to reflect its [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Clinchfield Railroad
by Kern, Donald W. The Clinchfield Railroad is a transmountain line connecting the Chesapeake & Ohio at Elkhorn City, Ky., and the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad in Spartanburg, S.C., to serve the bituminous [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Coleman, Thaddeus Charles
by Stephens, George Myers. Thaddeus Charles Coleman, a Confederate Army engineer colonel and resident engineer for the completion of the Western North Carolina Railroad, was born on his father's farm seven miles north of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Company Shops
by Troxler, George W. Company Shops by George W. Troxler, 2006 See also: Spencer; Southern Railway System; Transportation: Air and Rail (from NC Atlas Revisited) Company Shops was the name given to the [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Corporation Commission
by Hunt, James L. The North Carolina Corporation Commission was the principal state agency for the regulation of railroads, banks, and electric utilities from 1899 to 1933. Created by the General Assembly of 1899, it [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
CSX Corporation
by Kennedy, George A. the csx corporation was formed in 1980 from the merger of the chessie system railway and the seaboard coast line railroad. many of the company's north carolina lines can be traced to the 1967 merger [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Davis, Champion McDowell
by Sheppard, Juanita Ann. Champion McDowell Davis, railroad official, was the son of Robert Burns, a captain in the Army of Northern Virginia during the Civil War, and Cornelia Nixon Davis, daughter of Nicholas N. Nixon, who [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Davis, George
by Yearns, Buck. George Davis, lawyer, Confederate senator, and attorney general, was born on his father's plantation, Porter's Neck, in New Hanover (now Pender) County. His parents were Thomas Frederick and Sarah [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dickinson, Platt Ketcham
by Grant, Dorothy F. Platt Ketcham Dickinson, the founder of a profitable lumber business in Wilmington and a lifetime director of the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad, was born in New England and migrated to Wilmington [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Divine, John Francis
by Horne, Mary Virginia. John Francis Divine, railroad builder, was the son of Michael and Eleanor Patterson Divine from Glasgow, Scotland, who settled in Baltimore, Md., when their son was four. On 15 Sept. 1851 he moved [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Durham & South Carolina Railroad
by Joyner, Whitmel M. The Durham & South Carolina Railroad (D&SC) was one of six rail lines that reached into Durham's prospering tobacco business in the early twentieth century. Beginning in 1905, the D&SC [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Experimental Railroad
by Williams, Wiley J. "Experimental Railroad" usually refers to the mile-and-a-quarter road built by the Experimental Railroad Company of Raleigh in 1832-33 (at a cost of $2,700) to allow horse-drawn cars to transport [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Fisher, Charles Frederick
by Grant, D. F. Charles Frederick Fisher, president of the North Carolina Railroad, politician, and soldier, was born in Salisbury, the only son of Charles and Christine Beard Fisher. His grandfather, Frederick [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Foard, John Frederick
by Hood, Davyd Foard. Foard, John Frederick by Davyd Foard Hood, 1986 12 Apr. 1827–11 May 1909 See also: Foard, Osborne Giles (from the Dictionary of North Carolina Biography) John Frederick Foard, physician, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Foard, Osborne Giles
by Foard, John Hanby, Jr. Osborne Giles Foard, planter, state legislator, contractor, local official, and religious lay leader, was born in the fork of the Yadkin and South Yadkin rivers in what is now southern Davie County, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Freight Rates
by Tiemann, Thomas K. Freight rates in North Carolina, as in most American states, were regulated from the late nineteenth century until the 1970s. In 1890 the Farmers' Alliance elected many members of the N.C. General [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Fries, Francis Henry
by Terrill, Tom E. Francis Henry Fries, manufacturer, banker, and railroader, was born in Salem, the son of Francis Levin and Lisetta Maria Vogler Fries. His mother was the granddaughter of the silversmith, John [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Ghost Train of Bostian's Bridge (from Tar Heel Junior Historian)
by Reevy, Tony. The Ghost Train of Bostian's Bridge by Tony Reevy Reprinted with permission from the Tar Heel Junior Historian. Fall 2008. Updated by the Government & Heritage Library, 12/2010. Tar [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Graham County Railroad Company
by Wrinn, James. Graham County Railroad Company by James Wrinn, 2006 See also: Transportation: Air and Rail (from NC Atlas Revisited) The Graham County Railroad Company was one of dozens [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Grant, James, III
by Grant, Newell M. James Grant, III, judge, lawyer, and railroad builder, was born in Enfield, Halifax County, the second of eight children of James and Elizabeth Whitaker Grant. He entered The University of North [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Gray, Julius Alexander
by Bell, John L., Jr. Julius Alexander Gray, banker and railroad president, was the son of Alexander (1768–1864) and Sarah Harper Gray. His paternal grandfather, Robert Gray, lived first in New Castle, N.J., later in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hawkins, William J.
by Yearns, Buck. William Joseph Hawkins, physician and railroad official, was born on his father's plantation in Franklin (now Vance) County. His grandfather was Revolutionary War Colonel Philemon Hawkins II and his [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Industry Comes of Age: Tobacco, Textiles and Railroads, North Carolina 1870-1920
by Parramore, Thomas C., Watson, Harry L., Nathans, Sydney, Anderson, Jean Bradley, Clayton, Thomas H., Fenn, Elizabeth A., Wood, Peter H. By Elizabeth A. Fenn, Peter H. Wood, Harry L. Watson, Thomas H. Clayton, Sydney Nathans, Thomas C. Parramore, and Jean B. Anderson; Maps by Mark Anderson Moore. Edited by Joe A. Mobley. [...] (from The Way We Lived in North Carolina, NC Office of Archives and History and UNC Press.)
Johnston, William
by Williams, Max R. William Johnston, attorney, was best known as a railroad builder and businessman of great frugality and sagacity; but, like many other public-spirited men of his day, he also was active [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Jones, Andrew Jackson
by Titchener, William D. Andrew Jackson Jones, legislator, financier, and railroad president, was probably the son of William Jones of Bladen County. In the 1850 census he was recorded as a twenty-four-year-old farmer in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Laurinburg & Southern Railroad
by Kern, Donald W. The Laurinburg & Southern Railroad was incorporated on 4 Mar. 1909 in response to protests from three industries in Laurinburg that were dissatisfied with the service of the railroad on which [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
MacRae, William
by Branch, Paul. William MacRae, railroad manager, civil engineer, and Confederate general, was born in Wilmington. His family was descended from the clan MacRae from Rosshire on the seacoast of the western Highlands [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Mason, Thomas Williams
by Beckwith, James P., Jr. Thomas Williams Mason, planter, judge, railroad commissioner, and orator, was born at Brunswick plantation in Brunswick County, Va. He was the youngest child of Dr. Nathaniel, Jr., and Temperance [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McAden, Rufus Yancey
by Alexander, Roberta Sue. Rufus Yancey McAden, legislator and financier, was born in Caswell County, a member of a distinguished North Carolina family of Scottish ancestry. His great-grandfather, the Reverend Hugh McAden, was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Memminger, Christopher Gustavus
by Bailey, Louise Howe. Christopher Gustavus Memminger, lawyer, statesman, and secretary of the Confederate Treasury, was born in Nayinghen in the Dukedom of Württemberg, Germany, the only child of Christopher Godfrey and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Mordecai, George Washington
by Murray, Elizabeth Davis Reid. George Washington Mordecai, attorney, planter, financier, entrepreneur, and railroad and banking executive, was born in Warrenton. His father, Jacob Mordecai (1762–1838), had come to North Carolina [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Morehead, John Motley
by Kearney, H. Thomas, Jr. John Motley Morehead, governor and railroad promoter, was born in Pittsylvania County, Va., the son of John and Obedience Motley Morehead. The family moved to Rockingham County, N.C., when John [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Mount Mitchell Railroad
by Simpson, Marcus B., Jr. Mount Mitchell Railroad by Marcus B. Simpson Jr., 2006 See also: Mount Mitchell Railroad and Toll Road; Transportation: Air and Rail (from NC Atlas Revisited) The Mount Mitchell Railroad, [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Mount Mitchell Railroad and Toll Road
by Lovelace, Jeffrey. Mount Mitchell Railroad and Toll Road by Jeffrey Lovelace From Mount Mitchell: its railroad and toll road, 1994. Copyrighted material. Reprinted with permission. Short line mountain railroads [...] (from Mount Mitchell: Its Railroad and Toll Road, Overmountain Press.)
Norfolk Southern Railroad
by Lassiter, Wingate, Bingham, Warren L. The Norfolk Southern Railroad was founded on New Year's Day 1883, with its original road running from Norfolk, Va., to Elizabeth City, N.C. Its predecessor, the Elizabeth City & Norfolk Railroad, [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
North Carolina Railroad
by Trelease, Allen W. The North Carolina Railroad (NCRR), under lease since 1999 to the Norfolk Southern Corporation, was chartered in 1849 and completed in 1856 from Goldsboro through Raleigh, Greensboro, and Salisbury [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
North Carolina Transportation Museum
by Powell, William S. The North Carolina Transportation Museum at Spencer is a North Carolina State Historic Site occupying the buildings of the Southern Railway's central repair facility, begun in 1896. Approximately [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Numbers of Carlton
by Mammen, Edwin H. The "Numbers of Carlton" were 22 essays "addressed to the People of North Carolina on a Central Rail-road through the State" written by Joseph Caldwell, the first president of the University of North [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Owen, James
by Parramore, T. C. James Owen, legislator, state official, U.S. senator, and promoter, was the oldest son of Thomas and Eleanor Porterfield Owen of Bladen County. He was the brother of Governor John Owen. Following his [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Patrick, John Tyrant
by Bowman, Charles H., Jr. John Tyrant Patrick, journalist and resort developer, was born in Wadesboro, the youngest of six children of William H. and Margaret A. Campbell Patrick. The Civil War interrupted his formal [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Paul, Hiram Voss
by Miller, Patricia J. Hiram Voss Paul, poet, author, editor, and journalist, was born in New Bern of Scotch-Irish ancestry. His forefathers, the McCotters and the Pauls, were among the first settlers of Albemarle County [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Pearson, Robert Caldwell
by Poland, Jean Cameron. Robert Caldwell Pearson, merchant, postmaster, bank and railroad president, Democratic leader, jurist, and gold mine and flour mill owner, was born at the family plantation, Silvercreek, on Silver [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Perry, Samuel L.
by Uzzell, Odell. Perry, Samuel L. by Odell Uzzell, 1994 Related Entries: African American; Civil Rights; Transportation; Exodusters b. 1849 Samuel L. Perry, teacher and civil rights activist, resided in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Post, James Francis
by Mceachern, Leora Hiatt. Post, James Francis by Leora Hiatt McEachern, 1994 24 Feb. 1851–5 Jan. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Price, Charles
by Brawley, James S. Charles Price, legislator and corporation lawyer, was born in Warrenton, the fourth child of John and Martha Reynolds Price, whose grandfather was a native of Scotland. His father, John Price, was a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Railroad Commission
by Hunt, James L. The Railroad Commission, or Board of Railroad Commissioners, was North Carolina's first attempt to regulate businesses through a bureaucratic state agency. The commission was established by the [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Railroads Carry Wounded Soldiers
by Neal, Larry K., Jr. During World War II, the U.S. Army had a series of railroad passenger cars built to carry wounded soldiers from hospital ships to military hospitals across the United States. Instead of regular seats [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Railroads: Part 1 - Introduction
by deTreville, John R., Wait, Douglas A. Railroads by Douglas A. Wait and John R. deTreville, 2006 See also: Atlantic Coast Line Railroad; Carolina Central Railway; CSX Corporation; Norfolk Southern Railroad; North Carolina [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Railroads: Part 2 - First Rail Lines and the Birth of the North Carolina Railroad
by deTreville, John R., Wait, Douglas A. Part 1 - Introduction, Part 2 - First Rail Lines and the Birth of the North Carolina Railroad, Part 3 - The Civil War, Postwar Struggles, and the Transportation of Agricultural Products, Part 4 - [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Railroads: Part 3 - The Civil War, Postwar Struggles, and the Transportation of Agricultural Products
by deTreville, John R., Wait, Douglas A. Part 1 - Introduction, Part 2 - First Rail Lines and the Birth of the North Carolina Railroad, Part 3 - The Civil War, Postwar Struggles, and the Transportation of Agricultural Products, Part 4 - [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Railroads: Part 4 - Passenger and Tourist Train Services
by deTreville, John R., Wait, Douglas A. Part 1 - Introduction, Part 2 - First Rail Lines and the Birth of the North Carolina Railroad, Part 3 - The Civil War, Postwar Struggles, and the Transportation of Agricultural Products, Part 4 - [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Railroads: Part 5 - Twentieth-Century Trends and Decline
by deTreville, John R., Wait, Douglas A. Part 1 - Introduction, Part 2 - First Rail Lines and the Birth of the North Carolina Railroad, Part 3 - The Civil War, Postwar Struggles, and the Transportation of Agricultural Products, Part 4 - [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Raleigh and Gaston Railroad
by Stokes, Matt. Raleigh and Gaston Railroad By Matt Stokes, Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History, [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Ramsey Jr., Henry: My Own Love Of The Blues
by Cecelski, David S. A native of Rocky Mount, 60 miles east of Raleigh, Henry Ramsey Jr. has had a distinguished career as a lawyer, law school professor and judge in California. He was also dean of Howard University Law [...] (from Listening to History, News and Observer.)
Robinson, James Lowrie
by Bromberg, Alan B. James Lowrie Robinson, legislator, lieutenant governor, and railroad champion, was born in Franklin, Macon County, the son of James, a merchant and native of Tennessee, and Matilda Lowrie Robinson, a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Saluda Grade
by Hill, Michael. Saluda Grade by Michael Hill, 2006 Saluda grade, the steepest standard-gauge main line railway grade in the United States, crests in the center of the Polk County town of Saluda. Since it [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Seaboard Air Line Railway
by Kennedy, George A. The Seaboard Air Line Railway traced its corporate ancestry to the Seaboard Inland Air Line, which was created through an informal agreement in the decade after the Civil War between the Seaboard [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Shaw, Judith: Railroad Street
by Cecelski, David S. Judith Shaw was born and raised in New York City, but every summer of her childhood she visited her father's hometown of La Grange, 75 miles east of Raleigh. She loved the little town that calls [...] (from Listening to History, News and Observer.)
Smith, William Alexander
by Deaton, Carol Dalton. Smith, William Alexander by Carol Dalton Deaton, 1994 9 Jan. 1828–16 May 1888 William Alexander Smith, farmer, railroad president, legislator, and congressman, was born in Warren County, the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
South Dakota v. North Carolina: Supreme Court Showdown
by Joyner, Johnny. In February 1904 nine men sat down in the grand chamber of the Supreme Court of the United States. Facing them were lawyers from the states of North Carolina and South Dakota. The lawyers waited [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Southern Railway System
by Bingham, Warren L. The Southern Railway System, formed from the remnants of several failing Virginia lines, was incorporated in Virginia in 1894 and began operating the same year (its earliest predecessor line was [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
State Transportation Signs
by Bishop, RoAnn. State Transportation Signs "Who Did That Sign Say?" by RoAnn Bishop Reprinted with permission from the Tar Heel Junior Historian. Spring 2005. Tar Heel Junior Historian Association, NC Museum [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Swannanoa Gap Tunnel
by Weidman, Rich. Swannanoa Gap Tunnel by Rich Weidman, 2006 See also: Gaps The Swannanoa Gap Tunnel, a 1,832-foot-long [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Tate, Samuel McDowell
by Pruitt, Elaine Doerschuk. Tate, Samuel McDowell by Elaine Doerschuk Pruitt, 1996 6 Sept. 1830–25 June 1897 Samuel McDowell Tate, merchant, soldier, railroad official, and legislator, was born in Morganton. Of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
The Tornado: A Symbol of Rebirth for Raleigh
by Lilly, Walt, Agan, Kelly. The Tornado:  A Symbol of Rebirth for Raleigh By Walt Lilly, North Carolina State University, 2013, with contributions by Kelly Agan, NCpedia [...] (from NCpedia.)
Time Zones
by Powell, William S. Time zones were determined locally until the coming of railroads. Schedules then became essential, particularly for trains traveling in an east-west direction. In the decade before 1880, the need for [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Transportation improvements in the 1920s
by Turner, Walter R. When World War I ended in 1918 and the troops came home, folks felt optimistic about the future and eager to get on with their lives. This optimism led to an extraordinary decade that brought major [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Transportation, History of
by Neal, Larry K., Jr. Today, people rarely think twice about traveling to, from, or within North Carolina— whether by car, train, or airplane. Within hours a person can travel anywhere in the United States or in the [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Transportation: Air and Rail (from NC Atlas Revisited)
by Brenneman, Kurt, Elmes, Sherry M., Hauser, Edwin W., Rash, J. Dennis, Swartz, Nicholas J. Transportation part vi: Air and rail travel  by Edwin W. Hauser, J. Dennis Rash, Sherry M. Elmes, and Nicholas J. Swartz, 2005. Reprinted with permission from The North Carolina Atlas [...] (from North Carolina Atlas Revisited.)
Tweetsie Railroad
by Minsley, Brad. Tweetsie Railroad, the central attraction of a "Wild West" theme park of the same name in Watauga County, dates back to 1866, when the Tennessee legislature granted the East Tennessee & Western [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Vass, William Worrell, Sr.
by Faulkner, Ronnie W. William Worrell Vass, Sr., railroad executive, was born near Oxford in Granville County, the son of Thomas, Jr., a planter, and Lucy Hester Vass. The family of Thomas Vass, Sr., a Baptist minister [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Weaver, William Trotter
by Rhoades, William Weaver, Rhoades, Verne, Jr. William Trotter Weaver, pioneer in furnishing electric power to western North Carolina, was born in the Reems Creek valley near Weaverville, the youngest son of James Thomas and Hester Trotter [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Webb, Thomas
by Webb, Mena F., Mickle, Donna R. Thomas Webb, lawyer and railroad executive, was born in Hillsborough, the youngest son of Dr. James and Annie Alves Huske Webb. His father, Dr. James Webb, practiced medicine in Hillsborough for [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Western North Carolina Railroad
by Kern, Donald W., Castano, Vincent. Before the North Carolina Railroad was completed in 1856, a crop failure in the west prompted citizens to push for a railroad to connect the eastern and central counties with Asheville. In response, [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Whitford, John Dalton
by Carraway, Gertrude S. John Dalton Whitford, legislator, railroad president, soldier, and historian, was born in New Bern, the son of Hardy (1793–1841) and Mary James Clark Whitford (1800–1884), who were married on 23 Dec. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Whiting, Seymour Webster
by Anthony, Robert G., Jr. Whiting, Seymour Webster by Robert G. Anthony, Jr., 1996 15 Aug. 1816–2 Jan. 1855 Seymour Webster Whiting, banker, railroad official, and poet, was a native of Stratford, Conn. When about [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Wilder, Gaston Hillary
by Watkins, Ralph M. Gaston Hillary Wilder, lawyer, legislator, and railroad president, was the son of Hillary (1784–1849), a planter and legislator, and Esther Avera Wilder, both natives of Johnston County. While Gaston [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Wilmington & Weldon Railroad
by Kennedy, George A. Wilmington & Weldon Railroad by George A. Kennedy, 2006 See also: Transportation: Air and Rail (from NC Atlas Revisited) The Wilmington & Weldon Railroad (W&W) was the new name [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Wilmington Sea Coast Railroad
by Kennedy, George A. The Wilmington Sea Coast Railroad, also known as the Wilmington & Sea Coast Railroad, was chartered in 1887 to provide transportation between Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach. On 12 June 1888 a [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Wilmington, Brunswick, and Southern Railroad
by Kennedy, George A. The Wilmington, Brunswick, and Southern Railroad (WB&S), originally known as the Town Creek Railroad and Lumber Company, was chartered in 1907 by local interests to provide freight and passenger [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Wilson, James William
by Bromberg, Alan B. James William Wilson, engineer, was born in Granville County, the son of the Reverend Alexander, a noted Presbyterian clergyman and educator, and Mary Willis Wilson. He grew up in Alamance County, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Winston-Salem Southbound Railway
by Sullivan, John. Originally chartered in 1894, the Winston-Salem Southbound Railway from Winston-Salem to Wadesboro was not completed until 1910. The railroad was the idea of Francis Henry Fries, and was backed from [...] (from NCpedia.)
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