South Carolina Railroads - South Carolina Western Railway

Acronym

Year Chartered or Incorporated

Year Line Operational

Year Service Ended

Original Starting Point

Original Ending Point

SCWR

1910

1910

1914*

McBee, SC Florence, SC

Timmonsville Poston, SC
+ 1915 - Acquired by Seaboard Air Lines Railway.
* 1914 - Acquired by the Carolina, Atlantic & Western Railroad.

Constructed from 1910 to 1912, the South Carolina Western Railway spanned approximately ninety-two (92) miles from McBee via Hartsville to Florence, SC, with branches to Timmonsville and Sumter.

In 1914, the line was extended another thirty-two (32) miles from Florence to Poston to connect to the Georgetown & Western Railroad.

Later that same year, this railroad was merged into the newly-created Carolina, Atlantic & Western Railroad.

On March 29, 1910, the South Carolina Secretary of State issued a charter for the South Carolina Western Railway to run a line from McBee to Hartsville to Darlington to Florence.
According to Page 7 of the 32nd Annual Report of the South Carolina Railroad Commission, dated January 1, 1911, the South Carolina Western Railway had sixteen (16) miles of track operational by the end of 1910.

Towns on Route:

Line #1 - McBee to Timmonsville:

McBee

Hartsville

Darlington

Palmetto

Florence

Ebenezer

Timmonsville

Line #2 - Florence to Poston:

Florence

Pamplico

Waring

Kingsburg

Poston



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