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12:13 pm on Monday March 11, 2013

More folks taking the Charleston Amtrak train

The number of passengers taking Amtrak is continuing to grow across the nation, but the local numbers are also on the up and up. The Post and Courier writes that some 84,000 took a train from North Charleston, that's up from 50,000 in 1997 — that's...
8:12 am on Monday March 11, 2013

More folks taking the Charleston Amtrak train

The number of passengers taking Amtrak is continuing to grow across the nation, but the local numbers are also on the up and up. The Post and Courier writes that some 84,000 took a train from North Charleston, that's up from 50,000 in 1997 — that's...
11:34 am on Wednesday February 20, 2013

From mag-lev train to ferries, all ideas on the table to fix I-26 traffic

The amount of traffic on Interstate 26 keeps growing and planners aren't convinced that road widening can keep up — so a study will consider solutions uncommon to the area: public transport.
7:39 am on Wednesday February 20, 2013

From mag-lev train to ferries, all ideas on the table to fix I-26 traffic

Image by City of North Charleston Train tracks run throughout the Charleston area, but they cary few passengers. The amount of traffic on Interstate 26 keeps growing and planners aren't convinced that road widening can keep up — so a study will...
3:35 am on Tuesday November 20, 2012

The model trains are coming back to the Beaufort library

Once again, the annual display from the Beaufort Railroaders will return to the library on Scott Street in downtown Beaufort. The model train show will steam into the Beaufort Branch of Beaufort County Library Tuesday through Saturday from December...
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...
4:44 am on Friday September 2, 2011

With a new Amtrak station in the works, what to do with the old one? (updated)

Update August 2: Live 5 News made it out to the meeting where the idea of a revamp was welcomed. As were ideas like converting it to a civil rights museum or using the location for a farmers market. I'll point you to their video report for a look at...
5:11 am on Sunday January 9, 2011

Pulling up the Port Royal Railroad tracks

As you've probably heard, the Beaufort-Jasper Water & Sewer Authority acquired the right of way to the old Port Royal Railroad lines and has begun removing them rail as the Authority has service pipes underneath. Well if you're curious about...
2:29 am on Wednesday December 15, 2010

Beaufort Railroaders' trains back on exhibit this week (update: video, photos)

Update December 15: I dropped by the library on opening day to check out the train setups and chat a bit with the Beaufort Railroaders.  I chatted with Larry Kay; you can watch the video from my visit up top or over here. More photos from my visit...

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