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OLD 1900 PHOTOS ACL RR TRAIN & STATION SCOTLAND NECK NC

TWO large old cardboard-mounted photographs (7.5 x 9.5” photo, 12 x 14” mount) showing the ATLANTIC COASTLINE RAILROAD at SCOTLAND NECK, NORTH CAROLINA. Both old photos have damage but also great visual content.

--The First photo shows ACL RR STEAM LOCOMOTIVE #8 (?) with the engineer looking out the window of the train, and the conductor standing at the front of the train. To the right is a brick building with a sign reading “Atlantic Coast Line Freight Station.” The station clerks (and several small boys) standing out front. There appears to be some sort of railroad signal device on the roof of the station. To the left of the steam engine is a building with a large smokestack & water tower with a sign reading “City Water and Electric Plant.” This photograph has both lower corners torn off (minor damage at left, major loss at right—see scan) and one other chipped area along the top edge. The cardboard mount is creased, worn & weakened at the top left corner. At the lower right corner of the mount is a printed logo for: “M. B. Harrington, Home Portrait Photographer, Scotland Neck, NC.”

--The Second photo shows a close-up view of the same building with the TRAIN CREW AND DEPOT STAFF standing out front. From left to right are the ENGINEER, CONDUCTOR, DEPOT CLERKS, passengers(?), and two young bare-foot boys. There are creases across this photo & mount in addition to areas torn & missing from the lower edge of the photo (see scan). Areas of the photo have lifted up from the mount but could be easily attached back down. This photo has the same photographer’s logo printed in the lower right corner.

“In 1881, the Wilmington and Weldon (W&W), the predecessor of the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, began construction of what was known at that time ""the Scotland Neck Branch."" The line was completed to Scotland Neck in 1882 and by 1890 had reached Kinston, NC. The line passed through Tillery, Scotland Neck, Hobgood, Oak City, Hassel, Parmelee and Greenville on the way to Kinston. The line began at Mile 91 (one mile south of Halifax). Mile 91 is 91 miles from Richmond, Virginia on the ACL mainline; now CSXT. Passenger service was started almost immediately upon completion of the line. Passenger service was discontinued from Weldon to Parmelee in August of 1938. Freight service lasted until 1984 when the line was abandoned from Pender (the function point north the main line) to Parmelee in 1984, the line has remained intact from Parmelee to Emler (just north of Kinston). The last train left Scotland Neck on April 24, 1984.”

Scans show fronts of both photos & enlarged details.

Buyer pays $6.00 postage & handling in US .
VA residents add 5% sales tax to selling price.

Price= $75.00



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