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'Everybody wins' with Swamp Rabbit rail-trail

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TRAVELERS REST, S.C. — On Monday night, the Transylvania County Commission raised a question about the planned Ecusta Trail’s potential “negative impact on existing manufacturing employers or businesses.”   Read Story »

Tags: Ecusta Trail | rail to trail | railbanking | Swamp Rabbit Trail

Brevard News

Railroad begins process to abandon corridor for Ecusta Trail

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Blue Ridge Southern Railroad plans to file a notice with federal authorities that will lead to the abandonment of the 19.1-mile stretch of tracks that would become the Ecusta Trail, according to a legal notice.   Read Story »

Tags: Ecusta Trail | rail to trail | railbanking

Henderson County News

Sale of rail corridor for Ecusta Trail could close in May

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A Hendersonville-based land conservancy is close to consummating the purchase of the Hendersonville-to-Brevard rail line for the Ecusta Trail, agreements are in the works for maintenance of the "linear park," and construction bid invitations could go out as early as the fall, the Henderson County Board of Commissioners was told Wednesday.   Read Story »

Tags: Ecusta Trail | rail to trail | John Mitchell | greenways

Henderson County News

Train buff pushing passenger service to Asheville

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Tags: rail to trail | Watco Transportation Services | Blue Ridge Southern Railroad | Historic Seventh Avenue District

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 Business

Ecusta Trail friends point to Upstate trail success

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The Friends of the Ecusta Trail hosted local officials at an event on the Swamp Rabbit Trail in Travelers Rest last Saturday. The goal was to encourage officials to experience a converted rail trail, see first hand the impacts the trail has made on the community and envision the potential for the Ecusta Trail, the Ecusta trail organization said in a news release.   Read Story »

Tags: Ecusta Trail | Friends of Ecusta Trail | rail to trail