- Three Vessels Arrive with Railroad Iron for Wilmington and Weldon RR Co
January 6, 1886 NEW HANOVER, North Carolina Urban-Life/Boosterism
Three vessels arrived in the Wilmington port with cargoes of railroad iron for the Wilmington & Weldon R.R. Co. to build the line from Wilson to Fayetteville, known as the Short-cut. Track had already been laid from Contentnea Creek to Smithfield in Johnston County and the work of laying the iron resumed with the cargo in port. They built iron bridges across Cape Fear and the Neusse River. At the Fayetteville...