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I am a Fayetteville, NC native that is transplanted here to Arizona after military retirement. I lived on Hillsboro Street in Fayetteville and behind my house was the carolina Telephone and Telegraph company materials yard. A branch line train using red with yellow or white lettering engines (AS-16) deliverd there everyday before proceeding to the Fayetteville yards. Who was the branch line and where did they run to and from? I am interested in modelling this line and would apprciate any help with this. Thanks. Charlie Sites
-- Charlie Sites (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 29, 2000
Tom, Thank you very much for the information. This is extremely helpful in my creation of this area on my home HO layout. Thanks again, Charlie Sites
-- Charlie Sites (email@example.com), May 01, 2000.
The red Baldwin AS-16 diesel indicates ownership by the origial Norfolk Southern R.R.(1883-1974), which was merged into the Southern Railway. Fayetteville was at the south end of a NS(I) branch from Varina, N.C. The line was originally the Raleigh & Cape Fear R.R.(1899-1905), then Raleigh & Southport(1905-1912), that extended from Caraleigh Junction, 3 miles west of Raleigh, south to Fayetteville. The line came under control of NS(I) in February 1912 during NS's push west from Raleigh to Charlotte, Caraleigh Jct.-Varina becoming part of NS's mainline. A street map of Fayetteville shows the NS coming into town from the northeast towards Hillsboro Street.
-- Tom Underwood (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 29, 2000.