Talk:South Carolina Canal and Railroad Company
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Hi -- great to see an article on SCCRR. I am interested in why you wrote it "may" have been the longest in the world in 1833 -- I didn't want to edit in case you had better information. Donald Grinde writes that “When complete the Charleston to Hamburg line was the longest railroad in the world under one management." (“Building the South Carolina Railroad.” South Carolina Historical Magazine 77 (April 1976): 92). I am not sure why he put the "one management" qualifer in there. The Manchester and Liverpool would not have been anywhere close to that mileage in 1833. I can't think of any other competitors in the states, either, although the B&O would have overtaken it within a decade. Thanks. Radar1 16:47, 26 August 2006 (UTC)
Hello, thanks for your interest. I have heard 'the longest' repeated many times _by_local_sources_ but have not been able to confirm that from a detached authority.Hughespj 15:34, 31 October 2006 (UTC)
I dispute any attempt to change the name from "Rail Road" to "Railroad". The latter is simply not correct. At the very least Rail Road or Rail-Road is the most predominate form used at the time.
Suggested Article Merge
I'm going to suggest that the article "South Carolina Railroad" be merged into "South Carolina Canal and Railroad Company". The RR Co. article begins by saying that RR Co. was a "direct successor" to Canal & RR Co., suggesting that at no time would these have been separate entities. Furthermore, the RR Co. article discusses things such as the "incline plane at Aiken" which make no sense without the context set by the history of Canal & RR Co. It would make more sense to me to present this a one history, with it stated up front that a 1843 reorganization and acquisition resulted in a name change. I'm putting a copy of this suggestion on talk for the other article as well. -- Bdentremont (talk) 15:34, 8 March 2010 (UTC)