South Carolina Railroads - Waccamaw Coast Line Railroad

Acronym

Year Chartered or Incorporated

Year Line Operational

Year Service Ended

Original Starting Point

Original Ending Point

WCL RR

1987

1987

1990s

Conway, SC

Myrtle Beach, SC
1987 acquired by private interests from the Horry County Railroad. Tracks remain but are unused since the early 1990s. 1995, acquired by Carolina Southern Railroad, a division of the Baltimore & Annapolis Railroad.
The Wacamaw Coast Line branch extends from Conway to Myrtle Beach, 14.1 miles, all in South Carolina. Rail is 85 pound. Traffic includes stone, coal, lumber, and brick. The line is former Atlantic Coast Line trackage which was acquired from CSX by Horry County and leased to Horry County Railroad in November, 1984. On October 10, 1987, the county leased the railroad to Wacamaw Coast Line. A branch once ran from Conway to Aynor but this was abandoned during ACL operation.

Towns on Route:

Conway

Myrtle Beach



© 2007 - J.D. Lewis - PO Box 1188 - Little River, SC 29566 - All Rights Reserved