South Carolina Railroads - Pee Dee River Railroad / Railway


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McColl, SC

Marlboro Mills, SC

(Courtesy of Aberdeen & Rockfish Railroad Company)

Subsidiary of the Aberdeen & Rockfish Railroad (a North Carolina company), which acquired the line from Seaboard Coast Line Railroad in 1982.

The Pee Dee River Railroad (also found as the Pee Dee River Railway) provides freight service over a line that was abandoned by CSX in 1982. Marlboro County purchased the line to preserve industrial development potential in the area and subsequently Willamette Industries (now Weyerhaeuser Co.) built a pulp and paper mill at Marlboro Mills on the line.

The track runs from a CSX connection at McColl to Bennettsville and Marlboro Mills, SC, 20 miles, all in Marlboro County. Principal commodities carried include pulp and paper, chemicals, aggregates, fertilizer and grain.

The company owns five (5) engines and 125 boxcars, and transports over 680,000 tons annually.

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Marlboro Mills (near Marlboro, SC)

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