South Carolina Railroads - Pee Dee River Railroad

Acronym

Year Chartered or Incorporated

Year Line Operational

Year Service Ended

Original Starting Point

Original Ending Point

PR RR

1982

1982

Still Operational

McColl, SC

Marlboro Mills, SC


Subsidiary of the Aberdeen & Rockfish Railroad (a North Carolina company), which acquired the line from Seaboard Coast Line Railroad in 1982.

The Pee Dee River Railroad provides freight service over a line that was abandoned by CSX in 1982. Marlboro County purchased the line to preserve industrial development potential in the area and subsequently Willamette Industries (now Weyerhaeuser Co.) built a pulp and paper mill at Marlboro Mills on the line.

The track runs from a CSX connection at McColl to Bennettsville and Marlboro Mills, SC, 20 miles, all in Marlboro County. Principal commodities carried include pulp and paper, chemicals, aggregates, fertilizer and grain.

The company owns five (5) engines and 125 boxcars, and transports over 680,000 tons annually.


Towns on Route:

McColl

Tatum

Bennettsville

Marlboro Mills (near Marlboro, SC)



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