April 22-24

      photo courtesy of J Wilson      
Best Friend of Charleston


        Members of the Southern Railway Historical Association were treated as honored guests of the City of Charleston as they were transported from Norfolk Southern's Brosnan Forest Retreat in Dochester, SC into the Charleston Historic District that is rich in railroading history.  A special display of the 1830
Best Friend of Charleston outside the Engine House on Ann Street was made possible as a joint effort between the City of Charleston and the Charleston Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society. 

       The "Smiling Faces and Beautiful Places" that make Charleston a favorite vacation destination, greeted the SRHA rail fans as they were treated to a catered luncheon at the Angel Fish Restaurant, then a guided tour of the Aiken House (former headquarters of Southern Railway), followed by a photo op beside the Best Friend.  Charleston has a fresh new crop of smiling faces to add to its roster of happy visitors.  The bright red and green colors of  the Best Friend  announce to all who visit her that Charleston was the leader in the forward thinking that kept Charleston "on the right track" to its present day prominence.