Port Royal Railroad

Steam train scene

Chartered in 1856, the Port Royal Railroad was completed from Port Royal, on the South Carolina coast, to Augusta in 1873. It soon came under the control of the Georgia Railroad, which had guaranteed its bonds and which later acquired much of its stock. It was sold in 1878 and renamed the Port Royal & Augusta Railway.

Maps and Timetables:

1870 map (240K)

1876 timetable (410K)


Port Royal Railroad, 1876 advertisement



1878 advertisement for Port Royal Railroad

From: Joseph T. Derry, Georgia: a Guide to Its Cities, Towns, Scenery And Resources.... Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & co., 1878. Online at HathiTrust Digital Library here.



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