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for We the People of North Carolina Vol. 26 Issue 2, July 1968
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Nello L. Teer, Jr., president of Nello L. Teer Company and its affiliates, is featured in WE THE PEOPLE MAGAZINE'S \"North Carolina Businessman in the News\". The company owns its own railroad (Durham and Southern); operates a large stone quarrying and crushing business; and a construction company. Nello L. Teer Sr. started the business in 1909 with a team of mules.
Although passenger travel has declined on railroads, freight tonnage has increased, rising from 70.5 million tons in 1960 to 96.7 tons in 1965. Today twenty-seven railroads operate in the state on 4,408 miles of track. Only seven of North Carolina's one hundred counties have no railroad track mileage now in use.