This line was a predecessor to the Atlantic & Yadkin Railway. Here is a map of the railroad as of 1894.
The road would last only 5 more years before succumbing to the
financial problems created during the depression of 1893. The whole road would be
bought at auction in 1899 by the Wilmington and Weldon (later ACL) because of the coveted
branch into Bennettsville, South Carolina, but the line north of Sanford would be sold off
to the Southern Railway despite the pointed desires of the residents along the route and
the North Carolina Supreme Court to keep intact this potentially vital link between the
Piedmont region and Wilmington
(Click on thumbnails below for full size image)
Here is an unidentified passenger train at the CF&YV station in Greensboro, NC. Photo by ?. Marvin Black collection, Durham, NC. Obtained from Jim McGhee. I would appreciate any information people could provide on the identity of the train or the time photograph was taken.
Here is another photo of the CF&YV Ry station in Greensboro. The building in the oval inset is the CF&YV Ry General Office Building, also in Greensboro. Photo by ? From the Collection of the State of North Carolina, Department of Cultural Resources, Raleigh, NC.
Donated for use on this website by John Rall of Lilburn, GA.
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