What railroad line ran through Rosendale, NC

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I am doing a history project on the Railroad station in Rosendale, NC. If someone could tell me the name of the line and it's next stop.

-- Yvonne G. Smith (smithy@uncwil.edu), October 25, 1999


Rosindale, N.C., is 38 miles west of Wilmington on the "straight line" of the Seaboard Air Line R.R. The next station east is Councils at mp.34.2, and the next station west is Elkton at mp.43. The location is shown in DeLorme's atlas of North Carolina (1993), available in most chain bookstores, as being on State Hwy.211 at the intersection of Old Rosindale Road. Hope this anserws your question, Yvonne.

-- Tom Underwood (tlunder@attglobal.net), January 24, 2000.

I wonder if you are referring to Rosindale, which is located on the Wilmington Subdivision of the Florence Division. Do you have any other information ?

-- Len Thompson (lwt3640@aol.com), January 24, 2000.

The Atlantic and Yadkin (Wilmington-Fayetteville-Sanford, NC) used to pass through Roseboro, (the right of way of which is still visible from an I-95 overpass as you skirt Fayetteville to the east). The line now goes only as far as Stedman. In 1979 we had a job called the Milan-Garland Switcher that used to go "down east" to the end of the line at Garland every night, but they have kept abandoning the line piecemeal over the years. I guess this is the line to which you refer.

-- Doug Riddell (railroaddoug@erols.com), October 26, 1999.

I wonder if you mean Rose Hill?? If that's the case, it would have been the Wilminton Weldon, later the main line of the ACL between Contentnea Junction and Wilminton.

-- Pete Wenk (petewenk@nccoast.com), October 25, 1999.

As far as I know, there is no Rosendale, NC. I found a Rosedale in ne Pasquotank County, but no railroad ran through that town. What part of NC is this town located? I have a list of many remaining stations, and this name is not familiar. It also does not show up in early Official Guides.

-- Larry K. Neal, Jr. (lkneal@ncsl.dcr.state.nc.us), October 25, 1999.

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