Central Railroad of South Carolina

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Central Railroad of South Carolina
Dates of operation 1882–
Successor Atlantic Coast Line Railroad
Track gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge

The Central Railroad of South Carolina was a South Carolina railroad that operated following Reconstruction. The Central of South Carolina was chartered by the South Carolina General Assembly in 1876 under the Williamsburg Railroad moniker, but the name was changed shortly thereafter. The line opened in 1882.[1]

Route[edit]

The Central of South Carolina's route extended from Lanes, South Carolina, to Sumter, South Carolina, a distance of about 40 mi (64 km).[2]

Ownership and leases[edit]

The line was leased to the Wilmington, Columbia and Augusta Railroad and the Northeastern Railroad. The two lessees agreed to pay all taxes, keep the line in good repair and pay a rental rate of $30,000 annually.[3]

The Central of South Carolina was owned by the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad beginning around 1900, but it was never formally merged into the latter.[4]

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