South Carolina Railroads - Ashley River Railroad

Acronym

Year Chartered or Incorporated

Year Line Operational

Year Service Ended

Original Starting Point

Original Ending Point

AR RR

1875

1877

1901*

8-Mile Turnout

Stono, SC
+ 1902 - Merged into the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad.
* 1901 - Consolidated with the Green Pond, Walterborough & Branchville Railroad, the Abbeville Southern Railway (of Alabama), and the Southern Alabama Railroad (of Alabama) into the Savannah, Florida & Western Railway.
The Ashley River Railroad opened on December 27, 1877, the last link in the coast line of railways from New York to Jacksonville, Florida. A new bridge over the Ashely River replaced a ferry. This was reported in the New York Times on 12/28/1877.

From the Fourth Annual Report of the South Carolina Railroad Commissioners issued in 1882, the following stations were named for the Ashley River Railroad:

Station................................................ Distance between Stations

Mile Post............................................................. 0 miles
Northeastern Railroad Junction ............................ 4.00 miles

Towns on Route:

Eight Mile Turnout > Ashley Junction (1890s)

Horse Pond (1916)

Pinckney (1907)

Fetteressa (1894)

Drayton (1884)

Stono



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