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102
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Davis makes an argument for the importance of preserving existing rail lines, and describes the state's overall rail system.
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Carolina Planning (NoCar HT 393 N8 C29x), Vol. 17 Issue 1, Spring 1991, p36-42, il
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2067
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Throughout the country, abandoned railroad lines are being developed into routes for bikers and cyclists. North Carolina Rail-Trails, organized six years ago, is promoting this concept statewide. Trails now exist in Wilmington, Carrboro and Greensboro.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 61 Issue 10, Mar 1994, p31-33, il
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6733
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At its peak North Carolina's rail system included over 5,200 miles. With the advent of the interstate highway system, bigger trucks to haul freight, more people driving, and better local roads, railroad routes declined and fell into disuse. Now through the efforts of North Carolina Rail-Trails(NCRT), organized in 1988, these railroad beds are getting a second lease on life as pathways for hikers, bicyclists, and horseback riders. Currently, there are twenty-eight rail-trail locations across the state either in operation, development, or in the planning stages.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 72 Issue 2, July 2004, p100-102, 104-106, il Periodical Website
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26953
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Railroads have enabled the public to access resources at a faster pace, but this service is being abandoned rapidly. Consequently, management dilemmas are arising between land developments versus natural habitat protection. One suggestion is for Congress to introduce legislation that transfers back to federal ownership a certain amount of forest land for every mile of railroad track abandoned.
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Friend O’ Wildlife (NoCar Oversize SK 431 F74x), Vol. 29 Issue 10, Nov/Dec 1982, p6, il
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31131
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North Carolina’s Mountains-To-Sea Trail runs from the Great Smoky Mountains to Jockey’s Ridge State Park on the Atlantic Ocean, and is popular among hikers, bicyclers, and horseback riders. The rivers, creeks and sounds of the Coastal Plain Paddling Trails offer interesting outdoor excursions and camping for canoers and kayakers. The Rail-Trails are abandoned railroad corridors that have been converted into trails.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 35 Issue 4, Apr 2003, p16-17, por, map Periodical Website
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31395
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North Carolina Agriculture Commissioner Jim Graham has called for swift action to prevent abandonment of over 250 miles of branch line railroad system tracks across the state. These smaller lines run from mainland railroads, and are located in rural areas. Railroad abandonment could seriously hurt the economic viability of rural communities who use the lines to transport crops and materials.
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