East Carolina Railway Artifacts

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Several questions concerning the East Carolina Railway have surfaced recently.

I would like to put together a list of all know artifacts that have survived and there location.

Depots - Davistown, Pinetops, Fountain, Maury, others? Engine - 1031 at Spencer Tender - Winstead Museum, Rocky Mount (unknown engine) Combine - same (combine passenger car and freight) Switchlocks and keys - retired section forman in Pinetops Spike puller - Tom Stallings, Pinetops Lantern - private collector paperwork - private collector The EC Chapter of the NRHS has a few items Are there others?

Tom Stallings

-- Tom Stallings (tlstalli@libertybay.com), August 27, 2000


As for depots, the ones remaining are: Pinetops (covered by brick), Macclesfield, Fountain, Farmville and Maury. I have not heard about a depot in Davistown. Tarboro was recently torn down. ECU Joyner Library and the Smithsonian Norrell Collection have photographs of the EC in operation. I think ECU may have the Bridgers family paperwork,but I am not sure. You need to read Bridgers book, "Route of the Yellowhammers" on the history of the EC. It was written in 1974.

-- Larry K. Neal, Jr. (lkneal@ncsl.dcr.state.nc.us), August 30, 2000.

The Fountain watertank spout is in the Greenville, NC fairground Village of Yesteryear.

-- Tom Stallings (tlstalli@libertybay.com), August 27, 2000.

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