The railroad from Columbia, to Charlotte, N. C., was opened to the public on the 28th of Oct. last. It is 108 miles long, and passes over the Catawba river by a splendid granite bridge having 9 arches. The grading is going on from Charlotte to Salisbury Central Railroad, N. C., so that in a few years we can leave Chester for New York without having to cross the briny deep to cross between Charleston and Wilmington. Yours C. H. Chester, S. C.
This article was originally published with the title "South and North Carolina Railroad" in Scientific American 8, 13, 98 (December 1852)