Waccamaw Coast Line Railroad

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Waccamaw Coast Line Railroad
Reporting mark WCLR
Locale Northeastern South Carolina
Dates of operation 1987–2015
Track gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Headquarters Chadbourn, North Carolina

The Waccamaw Coast Line Railroad (reporting mark WCLR) was a 14.1-mile (22.7 km) short-line railroad division of the Baltimore and Annapolis Railroad,[1] extending from a connection with the Carolina Southern Railroad, another division of that company, at Conway to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The line was opened in 1900 by the Conway Coast and Western Railroad, a predecessor of the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad.[2] The Seaboard System Railroad sold the line to Horry County in November 1984, and it was operated by the Horry County Railway (reporting mark HCYR) until October 1987, when the WCLR took over.[3] The Carolina Southern Railroad acquired the WCLR in September 1995, and operated until both its lines and WCLR's line ceased operations. In 2015, RJ Corman took control of the Carolina Southern and all of its trackage and rehabilitated it as the R.J. Corman Carolina Lines.[4]

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  1. ^ STB docket FD_34064_0
  2. ^ Interstate Commerce Commission, 38 Val. Rep. 503 (1932): Valuation Docket No. 930, Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company et al.
  3. ^ Edward A. Lewis, American Shortline Railway Guide, 5th Edition, Kalmbach Publishing, 1996, pp. 324, 357
  4. ^ http://rjcorman.com/railroad/carolina.html