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Atlantic & Yadkin Railway

History &
Modeling


    

Dalton (Milepost CF 22.0)

History

Dalton may not have been a community, but it was a listed station on the Atlantic & Yadkin and had a depot at least in 1934. In 1916, the Southern Shippers' Guide listed three industries, although two of them had owners that lived in nearby towns. There was a water tank and section house located at Dalton according to the ICC valuation map. By 1943, Dalton was no longer listed on the employee time table.

 

Track Diagram  

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Dalton had   according to an employee timetable from the 40's.  Note in the map that several stores and warehouses were located near the station and tracks.

Industries

A Southern Railway Shippers Guide from 1916 indicates the following industries were located in Dalton and using the A&Y for delivering and receiving products by rail (although some may have used the station or team track rather than having a dedicated siding). I will add other industries as I receive information about them:

Industry

Goods Shipped/Rec'd

Company Name

cement tile factory cement and tile Phillips Cement & Tile Co.
flour and grist mill roller mill J. Y. Phillips (Pinnacle, NC)
sawmill oak and pine lumber S. T. Oliver (P.O. King, NC)

 

Odds and Ends

If you have any information regarding the history of Dalton, NC, please contact me.

 

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