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8:31 am on Tuesday January 29, 2013

First round of Port Royal Railroad property lawsuits settled for $33 million

When the Port Royal Railroad shutdown, the Beaufort-Jasper Water & Sewer Authority acquired the right of way to ensure the longevity of the Authority's service pipes underneath — and that didn't sit well with property owners that neighbor the...
9:02 am on Thursday December 13, 2012

Dive into the history of area railroads at the Beaufort District Collection

A sketch by W.T. Crane. of Federal troops near Pocotaligo on October 22, 1862. From the conversion of the Port Royal Railroad into a public trail, to the Pocotaligo reenactment, to a model train exhibit for Christmas, rail roads have been in the...
4:26 am on Monday July 2, 2012

Push to rename Spanish Moss Rail-Trail to Magnolia Line Trail grows

Bing Maps A magnolia tree near the start of the old Port Royal Railroad, the trees were planted at mile markers along the railroad. (Updates at the bottom.) After The Island Packet helped remind that the Port Royal Railroad's name traced back to an...
5:33 am on Monday June 11, 2012

The 'Magnolia Line': Another look at the history of the Port Royal Railroad

Flickr user Joi As the tracks are stripped from the Port Royal Railroad and it is slowly converted into the Spanish Mosh Trail, The Island Packet's Erin Moody has picked up on another piece of the line's circa-1871 history: magnolia trees. A...
4:28 am on Saturday February 25, 2012

While rail-to-trail debate continues, bus routes proposed (Update: Never mind)

Flickr user nakrnsm Update February 25: The Island Packet has penned a column applauding the county for rejecting the federal dollars that would have expanded the bus routes throughout northern Beaufort County. It's hard to argue that the expansion...
10:28 pm on Monday January 30, 2012

Port Royal Railroad swing bridge over Whale Branch to be removed

Update: Part of the trestle has been reopened as a fishing pier. Beaufort-Jasper Water and Sewer Authority (BJWSA) is planning to remove the railroad swing bridge over the Whale Branch River. [Map is below.] Removal of the swing bridge is part of...
10:21 am on Tuesday November 8, 2011

Beaufort rail-to-trail project gets $1 million for paving and a name (Update: Map)

Flickr user nakrnsm First reporting August 31, updates at the bottom. The 'Beaufort Rail Trail' project is about to get a lot more real thanks to funding for paved paths. The South Carolina Department of Transportation has received a $1,043,520 ...
5:04 am on Sunday July 24, 2011

Port Royal rail-to-trail sparks back to public life (update: meeting in August)

Flickr user nakrnsm (Updates at the bottom.) Looks like Beaufort County has launched a website that will serve as a public outlet for information regarding the 'Beaufort Rail Trail' project. You can find the site here; and the Island Packet has a...
9:29 am on Sunday July 17, 2011

What would you do with a train car from the Port Royal Railroad

Courtesy Town of Port Royal When you hear of the Port Royal Railroad these days you think less of rail cars and more of the rails-to-trails debate. But one of the rolling iron boxes lives on in downtown Port Royal on Paris Avenue, the caboose (...
4:54 am on Saturday March 19, 2011

Rails coming up at three Beaufort intersections (update: now Laurel Bay)

TheDigitel Beaufort Update Mach 19, Laurel Bay: Now crews are set to focus on the rails at Laurel Bay Road near Highway 21 and the Marine Corps Air Station Work is expected to begin the evening of Monday, March 21, and crews are expected to finish...

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