South Carolina Railroads - South & Western Railroad


Year Chartered or Incorporated

Year Line Operational

Year Service Ended

Original Starting Point

Original Ending Point





TN/NC Line

Marion, NC
* 1908 - Renamed to the Carolina, Clinchfield & Ohio Railroad.
Was the Ohio River & Charleston Railway

Never too secure financially, the Ohio River & Charleston Railway had to sell off its southern and most northern assets to survive - barely. In 1902, with new financing, it reorganized as the South & Western Railroad and began picking up new steam.

The remaining line in eastern Tennessee and western North Carolina was extended south to Altapass in 1905, and by 1908 to Marion, NC. South & Western leased another line from the Lick Creek & Lake Erie Railroad and extended its operations into Virginia.

As the South & Western Railroad, there were no lines within the state of South Carolina.

Financially secure, the company acquired a new name - the Carolina, Clinchfield & Ohio Railroad - in 1908.

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