PHOTOGRAPHS
 OF
SC  RAILROAD  STATIONS

AND
OTHER PHOTOS OF INTEREST



    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.           

Pinewood.Pomaria.Port Royal.Prosperity.Radium.Ravenel.Reevesville.Ridgeville.Ridgeway.Rock Hill.Ruffin.Salley.Salters.Scotia.Spartanburg.St George.Summerville.Sycamore.Timmonsville.
Ulmer.Union.Vandemere.Varnville.Walterboro.Westminster.Whitehall.Whitmire.Wiggins.Williams.Williston.Williamston.Woodruff.Yemassee

  (Photos are  from Charleston Chapter Archives, unless otherwise noted)
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PINEWOOD, SC

ACL Station
(Photo courtesy of John D. Jones)
                                                                                                                            







POMARIA
                                                             
    Ann Helms  found during a January 2009 visit that the Pomaria Depot is long gone, but the warehouse that sat along the tracks on Hwy 176 still stands and the railbed is now a walking path.  Conflicting markers identify the line as the Columbia and Newberry RR/or/Greenville and Columbia RR.
The cotton gin at the far left is now located on Main Street but it once sat  next to the old depot.

(Courtesy Ann L. Helms)

                 








PORT ROYAL, SC


    The Port Royal Depot has been relocated away from the railroad tracks to Main Street.  The building is currently a retail store dealing in shark related items.  The proprietor is known for his deep sea expeditions exploring sharks and their habitat.  Now ... a visit to this location would be an interesting week-end outing!

May 2005 Update...Well forget that... The shark fellow met an unexpected diving problem 6 months ago and the depot is now being rented by a photograph studio.  We should have gone ahead and visited like we wanted to last year!  We hear that all of the shark stuff is now packed away in boxes. 
  






PORT ROYAL

2005

 A recent visit to Port Royal presented a good photo op. The station is now a framing business.  To the back of the station is a cute red caboose that seems perfect  for birthday parties or even a cafe.  The caboose houses a table and  two chairs reminiscent of an old ice cream parlor.



PROSPERITY, SC

C&G Station
(Photo courtesy of John D. Jones)
                                                                                                                                                                                                            






RAVENEL, SC


    This CSX station at Ravenel was bought by the town in the mid 1980's and is scheduled  to be moved a short distance from the RR tracks on Hwy 165 where it will be restored to its original condition. The depot will be made into a museum with ACL and SAL artifacts as a primary focus. The museum will contain many artifacts contributed by the CCNRHS, including a teletype machine used at the SY switching tower that was located in the neck area of Charleston where the Seaboard track crossed those of Southern Railway and a telegraph key.

UPDATE ... MAY  2009:
Buddy Hill provided the photos below of the Ravenel Depot as it now  appears in its new location
 a short distance away from the RR tracks.  He advises that a major portion of the restoration is  nearing
completion.  They have secured an ACL  train order board and hope to have it restored and erected in the coming months.  They hope additional grants  will make it possible for them to construction freight platforms and complete the interior.










REEVESVILLE, SC
                                                                                                                           
  Southern RR section house. 
There are several such houses currently located on property near the Baptist Church

(Photo courtesy of John D. Jones)








RIDGEVILLE, SC


       Southern Depot in Ridgeville, SC, 1980.


                                                                                                                                                                                      
















RIDGEWAY, SC



(Photo courtesy of John D. Jones)


                                                                                                                                                                          


 




ROCK HILL, SC

The original Rock Hill bi-level station was served by intersecting tracks (both Southern) 
with one at ground level and the other elevated..
This station was torn down in the mid-1970's.
(Photo courtesy of C. L. Goolsby)






RUFFIN, SC


   
The Ruffin station has been relocated to a farm in Walterboro.  The current owner would
like to have a photo of the station in its original location.  He would especially like to have a photo
of the original sign that was on the property.
(Photo courtesy of John D. Jones)


                                                                                                                                                                          


 



                                                                                                                 

SALLEY, SC

The Salley Depot is not included on the National Historic Register yet the Freight Platform and Coca Cola Warehouse across the street are both registered.

(Photo courtesy of Ann L. Helms 2009)
       







SALTERS, SC


The Salters Station is located on Glad and Depot Street.  It is an ACL station and is located near
several abandoned old buildings and a lovely old home that is occupied.
   
(courtesy of Ann L. Helms 2009)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                



 





                                                                                                                 
  
SCOTIA, SC

John D. Jones sent us the two photos of the station in Scotia.  The photos  were
found by Pete Silcox while he was working at the old Savannah Division Office.



            





SPARTANBURG, SC


This photograph of the Spartanburg Depot shows the portion of the
depot that still stands. 
The smoke stack of Spartan Mills may be seen to the right of the depot. 
UPDATE: The May 1, 2010 opening of the Hub City Railroad Museum in the old Spartanburg Depot was welcomed by
many railfans and was attended by several of the Charleston Chapter NRHS.  The museum is a wonderful location for railfans
to gather to see the history of railroading recreated in such a small space.  Congratulations to Craig Myers, Museum Curator, on a job well done.

(courtesy of Ann L. Helms 2008)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  







ST GEORGE, SC


Ann Helms reports that this old building that was moved to Walters Pond  on Second Texas Road may have been the
original depot but locals think it may have been torn down.  Additional information will be reported as it is available.

(Courtesy of Ann L. Helms 2009)
                                                                                                                                                                                                         



 







SYCAMORE, SC


(Photo courtesy of John D. Jones)

                                                                                                                                                                          




 



                                                                                                                 
  
SUMMERVILLE, SC

This is the  Summerville diorama that will be displayed in Aiken.
 It shows Summerville circa 1916.



            





                                                                                                                 
  
SUMMERVILLE, SC

This is a print taken from a glass negative of the Summerville Depot.
(George L. Cook)


            





TIMMONSVILLE, SC


(Photo courtesy of John D. Jones)

                                                                                                                                                                          



 




ULMER, SC


    It appears from this photograph, there is more than railroading going on here.
                                                                                                                                                                                             










UNION, SC
                                                    

... Beautiful structure ... future uncertain ...
Let's work to keep it as a shining example of our proud heritage.

Thanks to Jennie Holton Fant for alerting us about it's condition.
(photo courtesy of John Jones)
                                                                                                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                      


 







VANDEMERE, SC
                                                    

(Photo courtesy of John Jones 2008)
                                                                                                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                      


  








VARNVILLE, SC
           
                                         
(Photo courtesy of John Jones 2008)
                                                                                                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                      


 






WALTERBORO, SC

  These photographs from 2005 and 2009 indicate that the
Walterboro Depotand its surrounding grounds
are being maintained.

Thanks to Ann Helms for the 2009 photo.

2005
2009





WESTMINSTER, SC


(Photo courtesy of John D. Jones)


                                                                                                                                                                                                                           



 





WHITE HALL, SC


(Photo courtesy of John D. Jones)


                                                                                                                                                                                                                           



 





WHITMIRE, SC


SAL Depot located on Duckett Street
(Photo courtesy of John D. Jones)


                                                                                                                                                                                                                           



 



WIGGINS, SC

ACL freight house locted between Hamlet, Charleston and Savannah.
The Wiggins Railroad Depot is now located in the ASce Basin.  When the mill town of Wiggins developed in early 1900,
rails were needed to carry lumber from Green Pond plantations to other mills along the river.
Wiggins Railroad Depot was used by Chee-Combahee families for transportation, often for vacations and even for transporting dirty laundry to Charleston.

(Photo courtesy of John D. Jones 2010)

                                                                                                                                  








WILLIAMS, SC


(Photo courtesy of John D. Jones)


                                                                                                                                                                                                                           



 





WILLIAMSTON, SC

(Photo courtesy of John D. Jones)


                                                                                                                                                                                                                           



 


WILLISTON, SC

Thanks to fellow Chapter member Tommy Burkhalter's mother for these rare photos saved from the Tricentennial Edition of
The  Barnwell People-Sentinel and The Williston Way,
June 25, 1970.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        







WOODRUFF
, SC

Old ACL Station has been moved to North SC.
Structure still standing as of 2005.
(Photo courtesy of John D. Jones)


                                                                                                                                                                                         

 





YEMASSEE, SC


                                                                                                        

    


 

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