South Carolina Railroads - Raleigh & Charleston Railroad

Acronym

Year Chartered or Incorporated

Year Line Operational

Year Service Ended

Original Starting Point

Original Ending Point

R&C RR

1905

1905

1911*

Lumberton, NC

Marion, SC
+ 1912 - Acquired control of the Marion Southern Railroad.
* 1911 - Acquired by the Seaboard Air Line Railway.
Was the Carolina Northern Railroad.

The Raleigh & Charleston Railroad Company was incorporated on December 5, 1905 as the successor to the Carolina Northern Railroad. In December 1911, the Seaboard Air Line Railway acquired the company and the line.

The R&C intersected with the SAL at Smithboro to the northeast of Marion and at Lumberton, NC. The company entered receivership in May of 1931. The 23 miles between Lumberton and Lake View, SC, was abandoned in 1933. The remaining section (20 miles) from Lake View to Marion was abandoned effective June 30, 1941.

Towns on Route (in SC):

SC/NC State Line

Holmesville

Pages Mills > Lake View (1916)

May

Fork

Zion

Marion



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