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Railroad North Carolina Railroad
   Chartered in 1849, the North Carolina Railroad (NCRR) built a 223-mile from Goldsboro through Raleigh, Greensboro, High Point, and Salisbury to Charlotte. Completed in January 1856, the track was the North Carolina standard of 4 feet, 8-and-one-half inches — standard with the Wilmington 


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& Weldon and the Raleigh & Gaston existing railroads. This measure eventually became the American standard for all railroads, but at the time North Carolina stood apart from the common 5 foot tracks in Virginia, South Carolina and many other Southern railroads.
   While the railroad ownership remained with private and state stockholders, the line was leased to various companies which operated it in the 20th Century.
   Civil War history of the NCRR (to come)
   Post-war 19th history of the NCRR (to come)
   20th Century history of the NCRR (to come)

Officers of the North Carolina Railroad (not complete yet)
President John Motley Morehead 1850 1855
  Charles Frederick Fisher 1855 1861
  Paul C. Cameron 1861 1862
  Thomas Webb 1862 1865; 1866 1867
  Nathaniel Boyden 1865 1866
  Josiah Turner, Jr. 1867 1868
  William A. Smith 1868 1872
Superintendent & Chief Engineer Walter Gwynn 1852 - 1856
  Theodore S. Garnett 1856
  Edmund  Wilkes 1861 1862; 1865 1867
  Thomas J. Sumner 1862 1865
  James Anderson 1867 1868
  Albert Johnson 1868 1871
  Alexander B. Andrews 1884
Secretary/Treasurer Jeduthun H. Linsay 1850 1851
  Cyrus P. Mendenhall
(continued as Treasurer until 1859)
1851 1855 
Secretary Julius D. Ramsey 1855 1858
  R. W. Mills 1858 1861
  John H. Bryan, Jr. 1861 1864
  Francis A. Stagg 1864 1872
  Charles M. Crump (acting)  1871 - 1872
Treasurer Cyrus P. Mendenhall 1855 1859
  Peter B. Ruffin 1859 1865; 1866 1867
  Gabriel M. Lea 1865 1866; 1868 1872
  William A. Caldwell 1867 - 1868

 



 
   

 
   

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