South Carolina Railroads - Carolina, Knoxville & Western Railway

Acronym

Year Chartered or Incorporated

Year Line Operational

Year Service Ended

Original Starting Point

Original Ending Point

CK&W RR

1887

1888

1897*

Marietta, SC

River Falls, SC
+ 1899 - Re-organized as the Greenville & Knoxville Railroad.
* 1897 - Line abandoned.
Was the Atlantic, Greenville & Western Railroad that was not built.

The Carolina, Knoxville & Western Railway was built in South Carolina from Greenville to Marietta in 1888. The railroad was originally chartered to build a line from Augusta, GA, to Knoxville, TN. The line was extended to River Falls for a total of 23 miles, and then was abandoned in 1897 (one of the earlier abandonments on record).

The Greenville & Knoxville Railroad was formed to revive the line and ran it until 1914. The company was again reorganized as the Greenville & Western in 1914, and was then renamed the Greenville & Northern in 1920. The line was cut back to Travelers Rest in the mid-1950s, but the section between Travelers Rest and Cleveland was not officially abandoned until 1970.

Towns on Route:

Marietta

River Falls



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