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Excursion Railroads in SC

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Are there any excursion railroads in SC? There are several in NC so I am curious does the same exist in SC.

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Funny thing is that I was think about this very same subject earlier today. I don't know of any still existing in the Upstate, though I would be absolutely thrilled to see at least one return for everyday use. It would likely become an attraction itself, while serving a significant purpose as well.

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There was talk a few years back about running one from Spartanburg to Asheville with stops in the small towns along the way, but as far as I know, nothing ever came of it.

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Years ago there was an excursion between Florence and Kingstree. You could get on the train in Florence, have dinner at a restaurant in the depot in Kingstree, and go back to Florence on the return train.

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Years ago too in Rock Hill, likely in the late 70's I was on an excursion train test run, not sure where it was headed - but it couldn't even go 1 foot. That was the end of that, my guess considering it was near the Evening Herald office it was headed either southeast to the river or northeast to York.

An excursion train from Spartanburg to Asheville would sound fun - going up the grade through Howards Gap & going through all the quaint towns on the way.

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My first grade field trip was a train ride from Salley, SC, to Columbia and back. That was back when life was in black and white.

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^ haha - I honestly asked my mom that because all of her childhood & young adult pictures were in B&W.

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My first grade field trip was a train ride from Salley, SC, to Columbia and back. That was back when life was in black and white.

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