South Carolina Railroads - Horry County Railroad

Acronym

Year Chartered or Incorporated

Year Line Operational

Year Service Ended

Original Starting Point

Original Ending Point

HC RR

1984

1984*

1987**

Conway, SC

Myrtle Beach, SC
** 1987 - Acquired by Waccamaw Coast Line, operated by Carolina Southern Railroad.
* 1984 - The county purchased this line from CSX Transporation, Inc.

The Wacamaw Coast Line branch extends from Conway, SC to Myrtle Beach, a total of 14.1 miles. Rail is 85 pound. Traffic includes stone, coal, lumber, and brick.

The line is former Atlantic Coast Line trackage which was acquired from CSX by Horry County and leased to Horry County Railroad in November of 1984. On October 10, 1987, the county leased the railroad to Wacamaw Coast Line.

A branch once ran from Conway to Aynor but this was abandoned during ACL operation. This line too is no longer in use, although the tracks remain.

Towns on Route:

Conway

Myrtle Beach



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