South Carolina Railway

South Carolina Railway train wreck

Accident near Charleston, SC, in 1880s.

The South Carolina Railway was established by the reorganization of the South Carolina Railroad in 1881.

In the 1894 edition of The Official Railway List, the South Carolina Railway reported operating 246.9 miles of railroad with 51 locomotives, 53 passenger cars, and 1,504 freight and miscellaneous cars.

After entering receivership in 1889, the South Carolina Railway was reorganized in 1894 as the South Carolina and Georgia Railroad Company.

1882 map (58K)

Suggested Reading:

Thomas Fetters. The Charleston & Hamburg; A South Carolina Railroad and an American Legacy. Charleston, SC: The History Press, 1988. Georgia's Railroad History & Heritage. © Steve Storey

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