OCCONEECHEE STATION / OCCONEECHEE SIDING

OCCONEECHEE STATION / OCCONEECHEE SIDING

street:
Hillsborough
NC
Built in
1891

 

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  • Tue, 04/02/2024 - 8:16pm by SteveR

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street:
Hillsborough
NC
Built in
1891
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Likely just a side track and not a standing building, "Occoneechee station" was where one could depart the train in order to go to Occoneechee Farm; it was also used for offloading shipped items to the farm. The train stop had to be scheduled ahead of time.

The siding tracks may have been later used and/or extended for use by the Bivins Basket Factory circa 1930. The siding tracks are still exttant, but are no longer connected to the main track. The observable rails date to 1909 and 1910.

1943 Sanborn map excerpt; see the "RY SPUR" (railway spur) at approximate center of map

View east (photo by S. Rankin 04.02.2024)

View west (photo by S. Rankin 04.02.2024)

Close up of one of the dated tracks (photo by S. Rankin 04.02.2024)

 

SOURCES:
The Morning Herald, September 4, 1919
The News & Observer, May 26, 1895
The News and Observer, September 26, 1909

 

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