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1600 Miles of Its Rails Are In the Tarheel State

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Railroading began in North Carolina in 1833 when fifteen miles of track were laid from the Virginia border to the town of Weldon. Other construction would soon follow. Today, the Seaboard Coast Line Railroad, which came into being on July 1, 1967, has one-sixth of its total mileage, or 1,600 miles, in the state. Seaboard employs over 4,000 people with an annual payroll of $44 million.
We the People of North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 30 Issue 7, July 1972, p76-78, 108-109, il