The original Norfolk Southern.

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The original Norfolk Southern.
Posted by NP Eddie on Saturday, June 23, 2018 11:38 AM

How much of the original NS is still active? It was merged into the Southern in 1974. A 1936 OG shows passenger service, including an Electric Division. By 1948 the NS was freight only. Can anyone shed light on their passenger service and was the Electric Division an interurban?

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Posted by Deggesty on Saturday, June 23, 2018 1:32 PM

Eddie, from the January, 1930 Guide, the electric service was between Norfolk and VIrginia Beach--over two routes; one via Cape Hanry Station, and the other via Euclid.

The mainline passenger service had a day train and an overnight train between Norfolk and Raleigh (with a sleeper on the overnight train. There was day train between Raleigh and Charlotte. There was also sleeper service between Norfolk and New Bern and New Bern and Washington, D.C.

I'll complete the branchline service later.

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Posted by Deggesty on Saturday, June 23, 2018 4:01 PM

One train a day between Varina and Fayetteville,  Aberdeen and Asheboro, Star and Ellerbe, New Bern and Oriental, Mackeys and Columbia, Norfolk and Mundan (2 trains)

There was one daily train between Durham and Duncan--and three dailys between Aberdeen and Pinehurst.

I think I got them all.

Edited to start properly. 

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Posted by Deggesty on Saturday, June 23, 2018 4:10 PM

I do not know just what haape3ned when I first posted the other trains. Here is the complete list:

One train a day between Varina and Fayetteville,  Aberdeen and Asheboro, Star and Ellerbe, New Bern and Oriental, Mackeys and Columbia, Norfolk and Mundan (2 trains)

There was one daily train between Durham and Duncan--and three dailys between Aberdeen and Pinehurst.

I think I got them all.

Johnny

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