South Carolina Railroads - Wilson & Summerton Railroad

Acronym

Year Chartered or Incorporated

Year Line Operational

Year Service Ended

Original Starting Point

Original Ending Point

W&S RR

1888

1889

1899*

Wilson, SC

Summerton, SC
+ 1901 - Officially merged into the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad.
* 1899 - Re-organized as the Northwestern Railroad of South Carolina.
+ 1896 - Per the 18th Annual Report of the South Carolina Railroad Commissioners, dated June 30, 1896, the Wilson & Summerton Railroad was considered to be part of the Atlantic Coast Line. See Page 42.
+ 1895 - Merged in the Charleston & Northern Railroad.

The Charleston, Sumter and Northern Railroad was a failed plan to build a main line from Charleston through Sumter into North Carolina. That company went bankrupt in 1892, and the bridge over the Santee River burned down.

In 1895, the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad of South Carolina bought and re-organized it as the Charleston & Northern Railroad to prevent it from being used by a competitor. The short Wilson and Summerton Railroad acquired a section south of Sumter in 1895.

Towns on Route:

Ida > Wilsons (1888) > Wilson (1889)

Bloomville (1905)

Jordan

Davis Station (1889)

Summerton

Line Extension - St. Paul to Sumter (acquired 1895):

St. Paul

Millard

Silver

Paxville

Tindal

Sumter



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