NP, WD 3/24/1863

From the Western Democrat (Charlotte, N.C.)
March 24, 1863
Statesville Railroad
   The Railroad from this place {Charlotte} to Statesville (called the Atlantic, Tenn. & Ohio Railroad, because it was first chartered to run to Jonesboro, Tenn., and thence to the Ohio River,) is now completed as we announced last week. This Road will be of great convenience to the country between this point and Statesville, passing as it does through one of the finest sections of Mecklenburg and Iredell; and, indeed, the country beyond Statesville will find it convenient for those wishing to travel South, if not in the way of transporting goods and produce.
   For the benefit of the public we give the time of the arrival and departure of the trains at Charlotte and Statesville: Leave charlotte at 3:30 p. m., and arrive at Statesville at 7 p. m. Leave Statesville at 5:30 a. m., and arrive at Charlotte at 8:50 a. m., in time to connect with the morning train going to Columbia. Trains run on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.