Wake County North Carolina
Robert Grey Reynolds Jr.
Smashwords Edition 2013
In 1886 there were three railroad businesses in North Carolina's capitol city. They were the Raleigh & Augusta Air Line Railroad, Raleigh & Gaston Railroad (both with offices at 313 Halifax Street), and the Richmond & Danville (NC Division), which maintained offices at 317 Fayetteville Street. Figure 1 Map of Richmond & Danville Railroad, circa 1882. In 1905 Raleigh, North Carolina was the home of five railroad companies. They were the Seaboard Airline Railway, Southern Railway Company, Raleigh and Cape Fear Railway Company, Raleigh & Durham Power & Passenger Company, and Raleigh and Pamlico Sound Railroad Company. Figure 2 Charter of Cape Fear & Yadkin Valley Railroad.
Based in Portsmouth, Virginia, Seaboard Atlantic Railway's Raleigh passenger and freight office was located at 321 Fayetteville Street. The passenger station was on Dawson Street, at the corner of Martin Street. Southern Railway's home office was in Washington, D.C. The company's Raleigh ticket office was at 323 Fayetteville Street Figure 3 Fayetteville and Martin Streets in Raleigh, NC. Southern Railway's passenger station was on Dawson Street, at the corner of Martin Street. Their freight depot was on Cabarrus Street, at the corner of Harrington Street.