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Alexia Jones Helsley is guest speaker at Saluda Train Tales

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SALUDA — Alexia Jones Helsley, historian, archivist and author, will be guest speaker at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, at Train Tales presented by the Saluda Historic Depot and Museum at the depot.   Read Story »

Tags: Saluda Grade | Saluda Train Tales | Saluda Train Depot

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Saluda Grade would be star attraction of new rail-trail

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SALUDA — Saluda is known for its historic downtown, old-timey general store and steep railroad grade. What the town atop the Blue Ridge Escarpment lacks is manufacturing jobs or in fact many jobs at all besides those related to retail, dining and tourism.   Read Story »

Tags: Saluda Grade | Saluda Grade rail-trail

Henderson County News

Land conservancies teaming up to buy Saluda Grade line for rail-trail

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A coalition of nonprofits in North Carolina and South Carolina are working together to purchase the inactive Saluda Grade railroad corridor for a new 31-mile rail trail from Zirconia to Inman, South Carolina.   Read Story »

Tags: rail to trail | Saluda Grade | Conserving Carolina | Saluda Grade rail-trail

Henderson County News

LOCAL BRIEFS: Rhythm & Brews, Train Tales, Bells Across America

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Tags: Rhythm & Brews concert series | Saluda Grade | Saluda Historic Depot | trains

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Top of the Grade concert features Paper Crowns

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SALUDA — The Top of the Grade Concerts in historic downtown Saluda return at 7 Friday night with a show by the Asheville band The Paper Crowns.   Read Story »

Tags: Saluda | bluegrass | Saluda Grade | outdoor concerts

Henderson County Life

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

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LOCAL BRIEFS: IAM opening, train tales, Christmas parade

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Tags: Saluda Grade | Interfaith Assistance Ministry | Christmas parade

Henderson County Business

Dad's Collectibles moving to Saluda's historic train depot

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Mark Ray was telling a visitor about how he’d recruited Dennis Dunlap to fly his vintage 1943 Stearman biplane over a celebration of Berkeley Mills baseball park on Sept. 16 when he heard a distinctive sound from outside.   Read Story »

Tags: Saluda | Saluda Grade | Mark Ray

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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 Life

WEEKEND EVENTS: Robert Morgan, Saluda Grade concert

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SALUDA — Saluda native Aaron Burdett and his band will play at Saluda's free Top of the Grade concert at 6:30 p.m. Friday after the Saluda Tailgate Market.   Read Story »

Tags: Saluda | Music | History | Saluda Grade | Robert Morgan

Henderson County Life

Saluda Grade stars in 'Golden Age' exhibit

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Like a lot of little boys, Larry Morton got a train set one Christmas.   Read Story »

Tags: History | Henderson County Heritage Museum | Apple Valley Model Railroad Club | Saluda Grade