PHOTOGRAPHS
 OF
SC  RAILROAD  STATIONS



    Many of these photographs were found in the Charleston Chapter Archives and they are being added to periodically.  We are hopeful that we will be able to add other stations as they are shared with us.  Since many of these stations have been demolished, these photos are the only known pictorial representations of their existence.  We have been fortunate to receive photos from various sources, as indicated by the credits included with the photos.  We especially want to thank Ann L. Helms and John D. Jones as well as various other station fans for sharing their collection of SC station photos with us.  Many of the photographs came from Frank Moore's collection.  We respect his ownership of these photographs, as shown by the inclusion of his copywrite.  Any updated information about these stations would  be appreciated through our e-mail bfoc1830@yahoo.com.  A wonderful collection of photos from the Railroad Station Historical Society 2008 Convention in Charleston is another great point of reference for any station fan.           

Ehrhart.Elgin.Elloree.Estill.Fairfax.Florence.Ft Inn.Gilbert.Great Falls.Green Pond.Greenville.Greer.Hales. Hamburg.Hampton.Harvin.Hayne.Hilda.Holly Hill.Jamestown.
Johns Island.Johns Island (Stono).Kingstree.Kline.Ladson.Lake City.Lamar.Landrum.Laurens.Little Mt.Lyman.Manning.Martin.McCormick.Miley.Moncks Corner
.
Mullins.Myrtle Beach.Newberry.Orangeburg.Pacolet.Pelion.Pendleton.Perry.Pickens.


  (Photos are  from Charleston Chapter Archives, unless otherwise noted)
     . . .  click on photo to enlarge  . . .                 





EHRHART, SC

(Courtesy of John D. Jones)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       











ELGIN, SC


This restored depot is located at the crossroads of Blaney Road and Stephen Campbell Road. 
The depot was originally called Blaney Station.  It is currently being used as a feed and tack store
.
(Courtesy of Ann L. Helms 2009)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       










ELLOREE, SC

Thanks to Steve Poe for furnishing this photograph of the station in Elloree.  The beautiful blue sky certainly lends a nice setting for the little blue station.  According to the sign below, the station is now used by the Orangeburg School District.










ESTILL, SC

(Courtesy of John D. Jones)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         












FAIRFAX, SC

(Courtesy of Frank Moore)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         












FLORENCE, SC

(Courtesy of James Wikes 2012)
                                                                                               








FT INN, SC

(Courtesy of John D. Jones)
                                                                                                                  






GILBERT, SC

The station was restored and moved to 333 Hampton Street, a few
blocks from its original location.

(courtesy Ann Helms)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  



GREAT FALLS, SC

This depot is located adjacent to a lake and has been converted for use
 as apartments.  It was originally constructed in 1911.

(courtesy Ann Helms 2009)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  







GREEN POND, SC

(Courtesy of John D. Jones)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
  



  







GREENVILLE, SC

This is the CSX yard ofice that replaced the P&N office building.
(Courtesy of John D. Jones, 2010)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
  



  







GREER, SC

The Greer station is located at 311 Trade Street.

(Photo courtesy of Ann Helms)
                                                                                                                  






HALES, SC


(Photo courtesy of John D. Jones)

                                                                                                                                                                               






HAMBURG, SC

An important station when the original 136 miles of the SCCRR was completed in 1833. 
Today the town of Hamburg is no longer  shown on maps.

(Photo courtesy of Lora Cunningham..2011)

                                                                                                                                                                               







HAMPTON, SC

(Courtesy of John D. Jones)
                                                                                                                                                                   
 







HARVIN, SC


The old Atlantic Coast Line Station from Harvin (east of Manning)
is now a two family dwelling in Alcolu, SC.







HAYNE, SC

          The Hayne Street Station was located near Fair Forest just outside of Spartanburg until the 1980’s (torn down). There used to be several textile mills in the vicinity, and at least one rail line still goes through the area (Norfolk Southern I think). Signs of old rail beds that were removed can be seen around the ruins of the old mills, and there are still some streets named “Railroad Ave” and Depot Street” near the Arcadia Mill. At least one mill has been saved and converted into condominiums. I shot some pictures around the area, and there is still a very old wooden building with a freight platform attached near the tracks at Hayne Street and E. Blackstock Road, and some old brick warehouse and stores that are still in use.  The Spartanburg Hub Museum has some architectural drawings and photos. (Thanks to Ann Helms for  this information.)

This photo was taken on May 27, 1967.
                                                                                                                                                                   






HILDA, SC


(Photo courtesy of John D. Jones)

                                                                                                                                                                             







HOLLY HILL, SC


These photographs of the Holly Hill  ACL Depot and the accompanying metal building
that was used by the RR were taken by Ann L. Helms on a 2009 trip along Hwy 176.
The depot is in its original location along the RR tracks on Old State Road,
between Depot Street and Railroad Street, and
 is used as a Visitor/Community Center.
The metal building is located about one block away.

                                                                                                                          





JAMESTOWN, SC


The Hell Hole Swamp Festival Headquarters is held at the ZJamestown Station. 
The station is located where SC 45 crosses the tracks just east of the intersection of SC45 and  SC 41.

(Photo courtesy of James Wikes 2012)






                                                                                                               

JOHNS ISLAND, SC


      This depot was located at Sell Point.  The tracks are still in use today but the depot was torn down
after it shut down operations in late 1960s.  The cubby holes from that station are now on display at the
 Best Friend Museum. 
(courtesy of F. Moore)







STONO STAT
ION
JOHNS ISLAND, SC


      This photograph of the Stono Station is very rare. The station was located on Johns Island until the early 1970's at the SAL crossing where Belvidere Road veers off to the northwest, approximately a mile north of Humbert Road.  The family of the station agent, Frank Howard, still live a short distance from where the station stood. The telephone that was installed in the stations agent's office was the first telephone on Johns Island.  One incident the family recalls during the time of WWII is the movement of military supplies and troops over the SAL tracks following a telephone order to Mr. Howard to allow those cars to go through without any delay.  (courtesy of F. Moore)









KINGSTREE, SC


(Photo courtesy of John D. Jones)

                                                                                              

                                                                                                                                                             








KLINE, SC


(Photo courtesy of John D. Jones)

                                                                                          

                                                                                                                                                             





LADSON, SC


    This picturesque depot was dismantled in 1935. It was built in a gingerbread style which could be found in many locations because the station plans were made available as kits in the manner of the Sears and Roebuck kit houses like the one which former President Richard Nixon was speculated to have lived in after his father built their 900 sq. ft. bungalow on the family's citrus ranch in Lorba Linda, CA in 1912.  Further investigation has revealed that no one has been able to find matching plans for the Nixon house in any of the Modern Homes Catalogues offered by Sears.

       The South Carolina Railway built the Ladson station and its freight shed with the ornate trimmings in 1880.  It was originally constructed in Summerville, SC and then moved to Ladson on flatcars.

        After a drive through the Ladson area looking for the site of  this depot, a local resident suggested we call the postal deliverer who would remember the station and some of its history.  Mrs. Priester, the postal deliverer, offered to show us its former location and we may return some day, just to see where the "doll house" once stood.









LAKE CITY, SC


An ACL station.
(Photo courtesy of John D. Jones)

                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                         







LAMAR, SC


(Photo courtesy of John D. Jones)

                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                         







LANDRUM, SC



This Southern Railway Station typlifies the size and architecture of the small town station along the Southern Line.
(September 1974 "Best Friend" Newsletter)
  
  
     
    








LAURENS, SC
                                                                                                                              

(Courtesy John D. Jones)









LITTLE MT, SC
                                                             
    1890's section house still stands, restored, at Church and Pomaria Streets.
                                                                                                                                  

(Courtesy Ann L. Helms)

                 








LYMAN, SC
                                                                                                                                                                                   

(Courtesy Ann L. Helms)

                 







MARTIN, SC
                                                    

C&WC Station
(Photo courtesy of John Jones)
                                                                                                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                      
 







McCORMICK, SC


    SCL No. 0980 sits outside the station in McCormick, along with a trailer and satellite dish...quite a mixture !








SCL/L&N

Train at McCormick Station
Family Lines System
                                                                                                                                                                                                              








MILEY, SC
                                                    

(Photo courtesy of John Jones)
                                                                                                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                      
 








MONCKS CORNER, SC

This station has a small museum and is used as a visitor center.
It is located off Hwy 52 at the Intersection of 17A and Hwy 6.  Thanks to railfriend, Ann Helms, for
 the information and  photo.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          







MULLINS, SC

                                                                                                                                                               

   The SCL Station at Mullins, SC is a good example of a small town station - complete with train with order signals.
(courtesy of Mike West)











MYRTLE BEACH, SC

                                                                                                                                                               

   Built in 1937, this ex-ACL depot was restored in 2004 and is one of the few remaining original buildings in Myrtle Beach. 
Now listed on the National Register of  Historic Places., the City uses the depot as a community building.

(courtesy of Gordon Mooneyhand)










NEWBERRY, SC

                                                                                                                                                            

Norfolk Southern building.
(courtesy of John D. Jones)














ORANGEBURG, SC

    The Orangeburg Station looks like a scene from a western movie. 
The horses and carriages indicate that this picture is quite old.


 
                                                                                                                                                           







ORANGEBURG, SC

    The CSX Station is located between Dukes and Union Streets on Broughton.
(Courtesy of James Wikes 2012)
 
                                                                                                                      









PACOLET, SC

    There seem to be only some old buildings left along the tracks in Pacolet
(Spartanburg County) off Hwy 150.

(Courtesy Ann L. Helms)
 
                                                                                                       





PELION, SC


    This station sat off the road and looked deserted for a long time and then it disappeared and suddenly reappeared beside a lake right off Hwy 178.  We went exploring down a road named "No Trespassing" and found the little station to be in good repair with a fresh coat of white paint.  Ann Helms furnished the photo of the station in its current location (2009).  What a wonderful lake house! 

    At the Pelion Town Hall we were told that the station had been bought relocated and was being used year round.  Beside the town hall sat an old Southern Railway caboose which had been used as a reading room by the public library.  The history of the town and railroad is available at the town hall and is  very interesting.









PENDLETON, SC

(Photo courtesy of John D. Jones)
                                                                                                                            








PERRY, SC

(Photo courtesy of Ann L. Helms)
                                                                                                                            








PICKENS, SC

(Photo courtesy of John D. Jones)