South Carolina Railroads - Lockhart Railroad

Acronym

Year Chartered or Incorporated

Year Line Operational

Year Service Ended

Original Starting Point

Original Ending Point

LRR

1899

1900

1900*

Olney, SC

Lockhart, SC
* 1900 - Considered part of Southern Railway.

This branch off the Southern Railway main line between Columbia and Spartanburg was constructed when a textile mill was built on the Broad River. A small hydro-electric power plant was built along the river to serve the textile mill, and the town of Lockhart sprang to life nearby.

The textile mill was shut down in the late 1980s, however, rail service ended the decade before. The Lockhart Branch was officially abandoned by the Southern Railway in the early 1970s.

Towns on Route:

Olney (1901)

Elzie (1903)

Adamsburg

Mount Tabor

Lockhart



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