Preservation and promotion of railroad history and artifacts in South Carolina. Our volunteer members restore and operate antique locomotives and equipment while maintaining a scenic and historic railroad headquartered in Winnsboro, South Carolina.
South Carolina Railroad Museum owns and operates the Rockton Rion and Western Railroad, South Carolina's only tourist railroad. Nearly all our operating revenues are from ticket sales, and the SCRM is a non-profit, all volunteer organization. We operate excursion trains over 5 miles of former Rockton & Rion railroad right-of-way for the purpose of preserving and promoting railroad history in South Carolina.
Founded in 1983, the SCRM moved to the Rockton location and immediately began restoring the former Rockton & Rion railroad, famous for operating steam locomotives into the 1960s and hauling Winnsboro Blue Granite, "The Silk of the Trade" Restoration of 5.1 miles of track has allowed for a very scenic and fun excursion to Rion, site of a former rock quarry. Former Army and Air Force diesel locomotives provide the power, pulling historic coaches, cabooses, open cars, or a dining car. The railroad is now called the Rockton Rion & Western, named for the mostly western direction it travels to Rockton. Dinner trains are also operated, as are special events such as the Easter Bunny Eggspress, Pumpkin Patch Train, and Santa Express.
South Carolina's only tourist railroad offering 10 mile, 70 minute scenic excursions on the Rockton Rion & Western railroad. Ride behind antique diesel locomotives and in a historic coach, dining car, or caboose while enjoying the scenic countryside.
Saturday, Apr 17, 2021 at 1:00pm Pacific Time
Sunday, Apr 18, 2021 at 4:00pm Eastern Time
Monday, Apr 19, 2021 at 10:00am Eastern Time
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