SAL passenger service to Durham, NC : LUSENET : ACL and SAL Railroads Historical Society : One Thread

The 1918 Moody's Manual for Railroads lists SAL as one of the owners of the Durham Union Station Co. Did Seaboard run passenger trains to Durham or mixed trains? When did passenger service cease?

-- Richard T. Lasater (, January 16, 2001


I've gone back as far as 1923. At that time the SAL ran two roundtrip trains from Henderson NC to Durham NC and back, one of which was mixed. There was also a passenger roundtrip from Henderson to Oxford on the branch of the line to Durham. Sometime between 1925 and 1928 both trains became mixed, one of the trains working the Oxford Branch. Originally, both Durham trains were except Sunday. Sometime between December 1930 and December 1931 one of the Durham mixed was dropped leaving only one roundtrip, mixed which worked the Oxford Branch. Since no note is given, it can't be said whether this was daily or except Sunday. The one R-T mixed lasted until after World War II. By 1950 the Oxford Branch was freight only. Sometime between 1950 and 1955 the run to Durham became freight only. Sorry I can't get any closer to real dates, but that would require a search of OFFICIAL GUIDES and Durham newspapers.

-- Tom Underwood (, January 16, 2001.

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