South Carolina Railroads - Union & Glenn Springs Railroad

Acronym

Year Chartered or Incorporated

Year Line Operational

Year Service Ended

Original Starting Point

Original Ending Point

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1899

1900

1922*

Union, SC

Glenn Springs, SC
* 1922 - Re-organized as the Buffalo Union-Carolina Railroad.
+ 1905 - In receivership.
+ 1903 - Acquired by Southern Railway.

The Union & Glenn Springs Railroad was chartered in 1899 and built in 1900 to deliver supplies for the construction of a new textile mill in Buffalo, and then served the mill from an interchange with the Southern Railway in Union, SC.

The railroad went through Union then paralleled or used trackage rights on the Southern Railway from Monarch Mills to the southeast of town. The railroad then diverged to Gregory, a power plant at Neal Shoals on the Broad River, and then down to Pride on the Seaboard Air Line Railway just northeast of Carlisle.

This section of the road was apparently built to serve the power plant along the river, and to provide a connection other than with the Southern Railway. The section between Monarch Mills and Pride was abandoned between 1945 and 1959. The section between Union and Buffalo came into possession of Southern Railway, which abandoned it by 1971.

Towns on Route:

Pride

Neal Shoals

Meadows

Gregory

Crawford

Monarch

Union

Buffalo



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