Halifax and Scotland Neck

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David Carriker lists the Halifax and Scotland Neck railroad in the book "Notrh Carolina Railroads" This was from Enfield, NC (not Pender) to Scotland Neck, NC. It doesn't show that it was ever more than on paper. Does anyone have any more information about this. Thanks Eric

-- Eric Corse (acleric@mindspring.com), August 11, 2003


David Carriker's book, NORTH CAROLINA RAILROADS, gives the following information about the Halifax & Scotland Neck RR: H&SN was originally incorporated in 1872. No construction. It either reincorporated or reorganized using the same name in 1878. Construction began in 1879 and was completed in 1883. The road was in operation as the H&SN in 1882-1883. In 1883 it was sold to the Wilmington & Weldon RR, an ACL predecessor. It's possable that the H&NS was a W&W "paper" company, especially after the reorganization of the H&NS. Only a look at W&W annual reports would confirm or deny this. Another possability is that the H&SN borrowed W&W rolling stock until they sold out to the W&W. Now... According to POOR's 1884 RR MANUAL, the H&SN was initially opened on October 1, 1882. It is shown in that POOR's as the Scotland Neck branch of the W&W, Halifax to Scotland Neck, 20 miles. Since Pender is about a mile south of Halifax, the junction may have initially been just south of Halifax and paralleled the W&W to near Pender. As Enfield is 10 miles south of Pender, I'm not sure how that location enters into the story.

-- Tom Underwood (tlunder@attglobal.net), August 12, 2003.

FWIW, a Google search on the words Halifax & Scotland Neck yeilds the following link


Click on Railroad Lists, then on "H" and the name of the railroad appears with no further information.

Interesting, but totally non-productive.

-- Pete Wenk (petewenk@nccoast.com), August 12, 2003.

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