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Son of a Conrail fan
Since I left Ohio and moved to Myrtle Beach, SC, I have heard rumblings about this shortline. Who are they? Where is the base of operations? Is there someone I can talk to within the company? What is the motive power, and is any of it classical? How many miles of track and what days do they run on?

I need this info so I can possibly chase this shortline. I do know its been a couple of years since they've came to Myrtle Beach, but thats all I know right now.

Any info is helpful

Eastern Railfan

Last I heard (shortly after moving from SC) is that they aren't running much and could be facing a possible shutdown. That's a rumor though so take it for what it's worth. The Carolina Southern website can be found here. The website still talks about the Waccamaw line to MB, but I think it's been a few years since they've run there.

There are several shortlines within reasonable driving distance (1-2 hours) of Myrtle Beach though.

1. Hampton & Branchville Railroad

Moseying Through Miley by VirginiaSouthern, on Flickr

2. Pee Dee River Railroad

Heading Out Of Town by VirginiaSouthern, on Flickr

3. Lancaster & Chester Railroad

The Kershaw Job by VirginiaSouthern, on Flickr


I recently read that the Carolina Southern has shut down their operation from Chadbourn to Myrtle Beach. due to poor track conditions. I believe they have an office in Conway,S.C. or Chadbourn. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.

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