The Hendersonville to Brevard Spur was created in 1894 by Tam C. McNeely and construction was begun in 1894. By 1897 the
shine was off that apple and the original builder filed for bankruptcy. The spur was finished in 1898 by J.F.Hays.
The line went originally to Brevard, but was extended to Rosman in 1900 and again to Lake Toxaway in 1903. Originally designed for
freight and passengers, the line was utilized mostly for freight. Indeed, when the Eucuesta plant became operational, the railroad line was used very heavily for freight, both in and out.
In one of my photographic project musings, I wondered about taking a picture of every street/railroad crossing. There are 42 of
them, leaving out private driveways and other small, no traffic crossings. At each crossing I recorded the location in latitude and longitude and the elevation as presented by GPS.
The pictures were made with a Fuji 6cm by 9cm camera or a 4.5 by 6 cm Bronica camera. All were taken on film and scanned into this
The spur begins as a switch on the Norfolk and Southern as it passes through Hendersonville. The crossings are presented in order,
that is from Hendersonville to Brevard.