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This is a reference for modeling the old Durham & Southern railroad which ran 59 miles from Durham, NC to Dunn, NC from 1906-1979. It began as the Cape Fear & Northern Railway in 1892. Ground was broken in Holly Springs in 1898. On January 1st, 1977, the D&S was merged into the Seaboard Coast Line and what is now known as present-day CSX.

The Atlantic Coast Line & Seaboard Air Line Railroads Historical Society would be your resource for D&S history.
This website is in addition to my work with the Norfolk & Southern Historical Society ( They had a junction in Fuquay-Varina, NC.
If you have any stories or want me to post photos on this website, please send me an e-mail here. I am also looking for annual reports, timetables, bills of lading, track warrants, etc.

To keep track of changes to this website, here is the What's New page. All photos are copyright by myself, unless noted otherwise.

Thank you! - Rob Rousseau, KI4BKE


Updated: November 25, 2023