Historical marker to honor Atlantic Coastline Railroad
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington’s railroading past will be honored with a historical marker this weekend.
The NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources says Secretary Susan Kluttz will speak at the dedication Saturday for a marker to commemorate the Atlantic Coastline Railroad.
“The Atlantic Coastline Railroad was a significant part of Wilmington history, and is such a great addition to this program,” Kluttz said in a news release.
The ceremony will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at N. 3rd and Campbell streets in downtown Wilmington.
Founded in 1898 by Champ Davis, the Wilmington-based Atlantic Coastline Railroad provided service from Virginia to Florida. It left Wilmington in 1960, taking with it 3,500 jobs, but its presence is still felt. Two large buildings remain on Nutt Street, including one that is home to the Wilmington Railroad Museum.