South Carolina Railroads - 1880

Railroads already operational prior to 1871:

+ Blue Ridge Railroad (leased by the Columbia & Greenville RR).
+ Branchville & Columbia Railroad.
+ Camden & Branchville Railroad.
+ Charlotte, Columbia & Augusta Railroad.
+ Cheraw & Darlington Railroad.
+ Cheraw & Salisbury Railroad.
+ Greenville & Columbia Railroad - re-organized as the Columbia & Greenville Railroad in 1880.
+ Kings Mountain Railroad - merged into the Chester & Lenoir Narrow Gauge Railroad in 1873.
+ Laurens Railroad.
+ Northeastern Railroad.
+ Port Royal Railroad - re-organized as the Port Royal & Augusta Railroad in 1878.
+ Savannah & Charleston Railroad - re-organized as the Charleston & Savannah Railway in 1880.
+ South Carolina Railroad.
+ Spartanburg & Union Railroad.- re-organized as the Spartanburg, Union & Columbia Railroad in 1878.
+ Wilmington, Columbia & Augusta Railroad.

Railroads completed between 1871 and 1880:

+ 1873 - Atlanta & Richmond Air Line Railway. Re-organized as the Atlanta & Charlotte Air Line Railway in 1877.
+ 1876 - Chester & Lenoir Narrow Gauge Railroad.
+ 1877 - Ashley River Railroad.
+ 1879 - Cheraw & Chester Railroad.
+ 1879 - Spartanburg & Asheville Railroad.

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Railroads chartered between 1871 and 1880, but not operational as of 1880:

+ 1871 - Raleigh & Augusta Air Line Railroad.
+ 1878 - Greenville & Laurens Railroad.
+ 1880 - Augusta & Knoxville Railroad.
+ 1880 - Greenwood, Laurens & Spartanburg Railroad.

Railroads chartered between 1871 and 1880, but no evidence they were ever constructed:

+ 1871 - Columbia, Walterboro & Yemassee Railroad.
+ 1871 - Tugaloo & Chatanooga Railroad.
+ 1871 - Yemassee & Millen Railroad.
+ 1872 - Raleigh, Columbia & Augusta Air Line Railroad.
+ 1872 - Little River & Cheraw Railroad.
+ 1872 - Charleston, Georgetown & Conwayboro Railroad.
+ 1872 - Beaufort Horse Railroad.
+ 1872 - Bull River & Port Royal Railroad.
+ 1872 - Big Bay & Adams Run Narrow Gauge Railroad.
+ 1872 - Spartanburg & Aiken Railroad.
+ 1872 - Lancaster & Camden Railroad.
+ 1872 - Spartanburg & Port Royal Railroad.
+ 1872 - Greenwood & Augusta Railroad. Name changed to the Augusta, Knoxville & Greenwood Railroad.
+ 1872 - Laurens & Asheville Railroad. Name changed to the Columbia, Laurens & Asheville Railroad.
+ 1873 - Columbia, Laurens & Asheville Railroad.
+ 1873 - Anderson, Aiken, Port Royal & Charleston Railroad.
+ 1873 - Winyah Bay & Santee Railroad.
+ 1873 - Moultrieville Railroad.
+ 1873 - New York, Norfolk & Charleston Railway.
+ 1873 - People's Accommodation Railroad.
+ 1874 - Victoria Railroad.
+ 1874 - Edgefield Branch Railroad. Assets assigned to the Edgefield, Trenton & Aiken Railroad in 1879.
+ 1874 - Sea Island Railroad.
+ 1874 - Charleston & Sullivan's Island Railroad.
+ 1874 - Georgetown & Northwestern Narrow Gauge Railroad.
+ 1874 - Newberry & Augusta Railroad.
+ 1875 - Fayetteville & Florence Railroad. Surveyed, but no track laid. 1881, acquired by Cape Fear & Yadkin Valley RR.
+ 1875 - Greenville & Cumberland Gap Railroad.
+ 1875 - Chester & Union Railroad.
+ 1876 - Williamsburg Railroad. Acquired by the Central Railroad of South Carolina in 1878.
+ 1876 - Orangeburg & Santee Railroad.
+ 1876 - South Atlantic Railroad.
+ 1876 - Florence, Lydia, Bishopville & Sumter Railroad.
+ 1876 - Narrow Gauge Railroad.
+ 1876 - Bishopville, Sumter & Wateree Railroad.
+ 1876 - Charleston & Georgetown Railroad.
+ 1877 - Augusta, Knoxville & Greenwood Railroad. Re-organized as the Augusta & Knoxville Railroad in 1880.
+ 1877 - Spartanburg & Rutherfordton Railroad.
+ 1878 - Georgetown & North Carolina Narrow Gauge Railroad. Name changed to the Charleston, Cincinnati & Chicago Railroad in 1885.
+ 1878 - Chicago & South Atlantic Railroad.
+ 1878 - Belton, Williamston & Easley Railroad. Name changed to the Atlantic & French Broad Valley Railroad in 1879.
+ 1878 - Union, Gaffney City & Rutherfordton Railroad. Name changed to the Atlantic & Northwestern Railroad.
+ 1878 - Spartanburg & Augusta Railroad.
+ 1878 - Bennettsville & Hamlet Railroad.
+ 1878 - Ninety-Six & Aiken Railroad.
+ 1879 - Atlantic & French Broad Railroad. Merged with three other railroads to become the French Broad & Atlantic Railroad in 1882.
+ 1879 - Edgefield, Trenton & Aiken Railroad. Merged with three other railroads to become the French Broad & Atlantic Railroad in 1882.
+ 1880 - Manning & Wright's Bluff Tramway.
+ 1880 - Anderson & Easley Railroad. Merged with three other railroads to become the French Broad & Atlantic Railroad in 1882.
+ 1880 - Lydia Railroad.
+ 1880 - Lancaster & Florence Railroad.
+ 1880 - Marion & Marlboro Railroad.
+ 1880 - Conwayborough, Bayboro & Nichols Tram Road.
+ 1880 - Lancaster & Munroe Railroad.

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