Carolina Southern Railroad: The Carolina Southern Railroad began
operations in 1995 running between Mullins and Myrtle Beach, and also
reaching into North Carolina at Whiteville and Chadbourn. Overall, the
railroad owns almost 100 miles of track. It is currently out-of-service, awaiting funding to restore sections of the right-of-way.
East Cooper & Berkeley Railroad: This short line operates
about 17 miles of track and runs between State Junction and Charity
Church with a connection to CSX. It is a division of Palmetto Railways, owned by the South Carolina Department of Commerce. Please visit the department's website for contact information.
Greenville & Western Railway: This short line is owned by the
Western Carolina Railway Service Corporation and operates right around
13 miles of track in Anderson County. Please visit the WCRS's website for contact and employment information.
Hampton & Branchville Railroad: This historic shortline operates
about 40 miles of track and dates back to the late 19th century. Today
the railroad serves the counties of Hampton and Colleton. To contact
the company; 100 Mill Street, P.O. Box 56, Hampton, South Carolina
Lancaster & Chester Railway: The historic Lancaster &
Chester Railway, also known as the "Springmaid Line" dates back to
1896. Today, it operates about a 30-mile system serving the counties of
Lancaster and Chester. For information regarding job opportunities visit the L&C's main website.
Pee Dee River Railway: This railroad is owned by the Aberdeen
& Rockfish, a short line located in North Carolina. It operates 15
miles of railroad between McColl and Bennettsville. Visit the A&R's website for information regarding job openings.
Pickens Railway: This historic shortline dates back to 1898, originally operating 9 miles between Easley and Pickens with an additional
29 mile line between Anderson and Honea Path acquired during the 1990s. Today, only the latter section remains in service. Please visit the Pickens' main website for contact information.
Port Terminal Railroad of South Carolina: Based in the port city
of Charleston this terminal railroad operates 10 miles of track serving
both the port and nearby industries. It is a division of Palmetto Railways, owned by the South Carolina Department of Commerce. Please visit the department's website for contact information.
|Norfolk Southern C40-9W #9374 and a former Conrail C40-8W pull a heavy load of aggregates southbound near Jonesville, South Carolina on November 10, 2007.|