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Event marks Carolina Special’s last run up Saluda Grade

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SALUDA — After 53 years of running from Charleston to Asheville and beyond to the mid-west, the “Carolina Special” passenger train made its final run up the Saluda Grade 50 years ago on Dec. 5, 1968.   Read Story »

Tags: Saluda Grade | Norfolk-Southern | trains

Henderson County News

Program will recall Southern Railroad's dining cars

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Raymond “Bo” Brown will look at the history of railroad Dining Cars followed by a brief history of Southern Railway at Saluda Train Tales at the Saluda Historic Depot at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18.   Read Story »

Tags: Saluda | rail to trail | Saluda Grade | Norfolk-Southern

Henderson County News

Ask Matt ... about Hendersonville trains

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The Lightning's intrepid researcher finds answers to readers' questions.   Read Story »

Tags: Kimberly Clark | Norfolk-Southern | Blue Ridge Southern Railroad

Etowah Business

Sale of local rail line is set

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A Kansas-based short-line rail operator has reached a "definitive agreement" with Norfolk-Southern Corp. to buy three lines in Western North Carolina, including the Hendersonville-to-Pisgah Forest line that local advocates hope to convert into a greenway.   Read Story »

Tags: Ecusta Trail | greenways | Norfolk-Southern | Watco Transportation Services | Blue Ridge Southern Railroad