Wilmington, Charlotte & Rutherford

The road was chartered in 1855, construction began in 1857 and was still in progress when the war began. The road was being built in two sections; the western one, west out of Charlotte, had 31 miles, the eastern one, out of Wilmington, had 112 miles. Construction continued off and on throughout the war. In 1863 and 1864, 6 miles were laid.
Black's Number 24 (map)
Track 149 miles of 4 foot 8 inch gauge of 50# T-rail
Locomotives 7; 7 names
Cars 126
Stations 25
Officers Most
Tredegar Purchases All
Significant Documents
NP, WD 1-1A-61
NP, WJ 1-1A-61
NP, WD 1-8B-61
NP, NCW 1-22-61
NP, WD 2-12-61
NP, WD 2-19-61
NP, GP 2-28-61
NP, CW 3-5-61
NP, RSTD 3-6-61
NP, FO 3-7-61
NP, WJ 3-16-61
NP, RD 3-22A-61
NP, WJ 3-28-61
NP, WJ 3-30-61
NP, FO 4-1-61
NP, DB 4-4-61
NP, WJ 4-5-61
NP, WJ 4-10-61
NP, FO 4-11-61
B9, DEB 4-xB-61
NP, CM 6-27-61
NP, WJ 8-14-61
NP, WJ 10-1-61
NP, DB 1-9A-62
NA, SHF 1-30-62
NA, QM 4-2-62
NA, SHF 5-20-62
NP, WJ 7-11-62
NA, QMR 9-17A-62
NP, WJ 9-17-62
NP, WJ 10-29-62
NP, GP 11-6A-62
NP, RSTD 11-12C-62
NA, DCF 12-2-62
NP, RSTD 12-10A-62
NA, ENG 12-11-62
MISC, WC&R 12-12-62
NP, RSTD 12-17A-62
NP, RSTD 12-17B-62
NP, WJ 12-18-62
NP, WJ 12-22A-62
NP, WJ 12-22B-62
NP, RSTD 12-24-62
NP, WJ 1-1-63
NP, WD 1-6B-63
NP, WJ 1-7-63
NP, WJ 1-15-63
NP, WJ 1-16-63
NP, WJ 1-16A-63
NP, WJ 1-19B-63
NP, WJ 2-6-63
NP, FO 2-10-63
RRBA 2-20-1863
B7, WC&R 3-3-63
NA, SWT 3-7-63
NP, DB 3-24C-63
NA, DCF 3-26-63
NA, WC&R 3-30-63
NA, RRB 5-15-63
NP, WJ 5-15A-63
NP, WJ 5-16-63
B7, WC&R 5-18-63
NP, WD 6-2-63
NA, DCF 6-12-63
NP, WJ 7-20-63
NP, WJ 7-25-63
NP, DB 8-10B-63
NA, ENGR 8-18-63
NP, WJ 8-28A-63
NP, WJ 9-19A-63
NP, WD 10-13-63
RRBAT 10-17-1863
NP, WJ 10-24-63
NA, ENG 1-28A-64
NA, ENGR 1-28-64
NA, RRB 2-4-64
NA, ENGR 2-9-64
NCA, RRB 2-11-64
NA, ENG 2-13A-64
NA, W&M 2-24-64
NA, W&M 2-24A-64
MISC, WC&R 2-27-64
NA, QMR 3-3E-64
NA, SW 3-17-64
NA, WC&R 3-28-64
NA, WC&R 3-31-64
NA, CS 4-13-64
NA, ENG 6-24A-64
NA, ENG 6-24B-64
NP, CWG 6-28A-64
NA, WC&R 7-4-64
OR Series 4, Vol. 3, Page 570
NP, WJ 8-6-63
NA, ENGR 9-5-64
NA, ENGR 9-10A-64
NP, RCF 12-9-64
NA, SWR 12-15-64
NA, QM 1-3B-65
NA, QMR 1-5E-65
NP, RSTD 1-18A-65
NA, QMR 1-21B-65
NA, RRB 1-21C-65
NA, RRB 1-21F-65
OR Series 1, Vol. 47, Part 2, Page 1110
UNC, RR 3-7-65
UNC, RR 3-8-65
NA, QM 3-22-65

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