South Carolina Railroads - Carolina, Atlantic & Western Railroad

Acronym

Year Chartered or Incorporated

Year Line Operational

Year Service Ended

Original Starting Point

Original Ending Point

CA&W RR

1914

1914

1915*

McBee, SC Georgetown, SC Gibson, NC Poston, SC Andrews, SC

Jefferson, SC Lane, SC Poston, SC Andrews, SC Charleston, SC
* 1915 - Merged with the re-organized original Seaboard Air Line Railway on November 16, 1915.
+ 1915 - Via South Carolina Secretary of State, charter amended to change name from the Carolina, Atlantic & Western Railway to the Seaboard Air Line Railway Company on November 8, 1915.
+ 1915 - As the Carolina, Atlantic & Western Railway, signed an agreement to consolidate with the Seaboard Air Lines on October 11, 1915, recorded in SC Secretary of State's office.
+ 1915 - Acquired the Charleston & Southern Railway.
+ 1915 - Acquired the Georgetown & Western Railroad.
+ 1915 - Took control of the Charlotte, Monroe & Columbia Railroad.
+ 1915 - Built new line from Andrews to Charleston.
+ 1914 - Originated as the merger of:
- North & South Carolina Railway
- South Carolina Western Railway
- South Carolina Western Extension Railway (incomplete)
- Charleston Northern Railway (incomplete)


Carolina, Atlantic & Western Number 16 

The Carolina, Atlantic & Western Railroad was chartered in 1914 as a consolidation of the North & South Carolina Railway, the South Carolina Western Railway, the incomplete South Carolina Western Extension Railway, and the incomplete Charleston Northern Railway.

In 1915, the Carolina, Atlantic & Western Railroad acquired the Charleston & Southern Railway and the Georgetown & Western Railroad, took control of the Charlotte, Monroe & Columbia Railroad, and completed an extension from Andrews to Charleston, SC. Thus, at the end of 1915, the railroad owned 328 miles of track from Hamlet, NC to Charleston, SC.

In November of 1915, this road was absorbed into the Seaboard Air Line Railway.

Towns on Route (in SC):

Line #1 - McBee to Jefferson:

McBee

Catarrh

Angelus

Jefferson

Line #2 - Georgetown to Lane:

Georgetown

Sampit Station

Andrews

Bethel

Harper

Earl

Trio

Bryan (1914)

Carris

Lane

Line #3 - Gibson, NC to Poston, SC:

SC/NC State Line

McColl

Clio

Minturn (1915)

Little Rock

Dillon

Floyd Dale

Mullins

Burleson (1916) > Rains (1916)

Centenary

Eulonia

Oakton > Gresham (1916)

Poston

Line #4 - Poston to Andrews:

Poston

Johnsonville

Venters > Excelton (1916)

Hemingway

Nesmith

Morrisville Station (1910s)

Andrews

Line #5 - Andrews to Charleston:

Andrews

Jamestown

Bethera

Melgrove

Charleston Navy Yard



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