State University Railroad


State University Railroad

The State University Railroad is a small railroad that on January 1, 1882 began offering service to a small area west of Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The company was incorporated in February 1873 as the Chapel Hill Iron Mountain Railroad, but was not organized until after the name was changed to the State University Railroad in March 1879. In order not to disturb students at the University of North Carolina, it was said that the station must be built at least a mile from the school's campus. The current town of Carrboro, then known as West End, started to grow as a result of this railroad. The company still exists as a subsidiary of the Norfolk Southern Corporation.[1]

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