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AUGUSTA NORTHERN RAILROAD ? I am a railroad enthusiast, who as a close friend that had purchased an old motor car {fairmont S-2} that had a sign that you only could make out the word Northern. Well being curious, I contacted Fairmont motors for a history card. It said that it was built for the Augusta Nothern railroad. It had been shipped to Saluda Depot in 1937. My question is: Was it a part of ACL SAL or SOU RY? Any help would be appreciated.

-- Mike Hair (, January 29, 2003


I live in Saluda County. I noticed this afternoon that the old depot building is for sale. It has been a farm and garden store for the past forty years or so. It sure would make a nice railroad museum.

-- hoyt edwards (, February 04, 2003.

There is a rotted old combine which ran on the August Northern just off the road between Ward and Saluda. It is beyond restoration, but the hulk is still there in the

-- Mike West (, January 31, 2003.

The AUGUSTA NORTHERN RAILWAY, Saluda to Ward, SC, 12 miles, opened in 1912 and was abandoned in May 1941. This was always a short line railroad and is not known to have been part of a major, or Class I railroad company.

-- Tom Underwood (, January 30, 2003.

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