South Carolina Railroads - Glenn Springs Railroad

Acronym

Year Chartered or Incorporated

Year Line Operational

Year Service Ended

Original Starting Point

Original Ending Point

GS RR

1884

1894

1911*

Glenn Springs, SC

Roebuck, SC
* 1911 - Line abandoned.

The Glenn Springs Railroad ran from Becca Station (now Roebuck) on the Charleston & Western Carolina Railroad from Augusta to Spartanburg, to Glenn Springs, with a water stop at Mathew Stone's Store, called "Stone Station." The line was narrow gauge and was used to get people to the Glenn Springs Hotel and Mineral Springs.

The railroad opened in 1894 and the two-car train made the nine-mile trip from Roebuck to Glenn Springs at the cost of 75 cents for adults and 35 cents for children. Those riding this train would board a train in Spartanburg, take it to Roebuck, then board the train going to the springs.

Rail service was stopped prior to WW-I and never restarted after the war.

There was a plan to link this line to the Buffalo, Union-Carolina Railroad at Carlisle. The company felt it would be too costly as there were many creeks and ravines to traverse between the two locations and the project was never finished.

Towns on Route:

Glenn Springs

Foster

Stribling > Pauline (1895)

Bishop (1895)

Becca > Roebuck (1896)



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