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11:46 am on Friday October 31, 2014

Recognizing Yemasee’s spot in Marine Corps history

Marines, veterans and their families gathered at the Yemassee train station for the 2nd Annual Yemassee Train Depot Reunion Oct. 16.
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...
11:51 am on Wednesday December 12, 2012

With a deal in North Charleston's rail debate, what issues are next?

Image by City of North CharlestonLast week North Charleston put to bed it's public fight over the future form and shape of the former Navy Yard land. But the news that the City of North Charleston and the collective group of the S.C. Department of...
5:37 am on Wednesday November 21, 2012

Offering an alternate path for bikers and walkers, first section of Spanish Moss Trail opens

Friends of the Spanish Moss Trail On the marsh crossing section of the trail. The first segment of the Spanish Moss Trail is now up and running. Spanning from Depot to Allison roads, the section of solid concrete "trail" also offers a marsh crossing...
2:56 am on Thursday November 15, 2012

Finishing touches on first segment of Beaufort rail trail for November 20 opening

Flickr user Scott M Duncan Update: The Island Packet's Erin Moody has a follow-up report noting that preperations are coming together for the November 20 grand opening. Local landscaping services company The Greenery is donationg $17,000 worth of...
2:12 am on Thursday October 18, 2012

What to do with the old Beaufort rail depot?

Flickr user Scott M Duncan Update October 18: It looks like the answer about what to do with the old Beaufort Depot at the center of the The Spanish Moss Trail won't be coming any time soon. There are questions about the future ownership of the...
11:26 am on Monday July 9, 2012

S.C. Ports Authority considering 'inland' port (Update: It is)

Image by Flickr user VaDOT Rail line connecting to the Norfolk International Terminals at the Port of Virginia. Update: The Ports Authority is indeed looking to set up a rail based inland port in Greenville area, specifically Greer. The Charleston...
6:46 am on Friday May 25, 2012

Another Beaufort County rail trestle coming down (Updated)

(Updates at the bottom.) Last month word came that the old rail bridge over the Whale Branch was to be removed, and now the nearby and smaller train trestle over Huspah Creek is set to join it. [Area map is below.] The old Huspah Creek trestle (...
1:48 am on Tuesday April 17, 2012

A private donation to kick start the Spanish Moss Trail (Update: Donor announced)

Flickr user nakrnsm Update April 16:  The James M. Cox Foundation steps up with $1.2 million grant. The Island Packet is reporting that the Cox Foundation has offered two grants to assist with the design and construction of the first mile of trail....