Aiken Railroad Depot Grand Opening

Saturday was the Grand Opening of the Aiken Railroad Depot. After ten years of planning and construction, many people came out to celebrate the occasion. The day started with a Transportation parade that ended at the depot. The building has been complete and two old railroadcars have been partially restored.

Aiken Railroad Depot in Progress

All Aboard Aiken - The rebuilding of the old train depot on its original foundation footprint at the corner of Union Street and Park Avenue in Aiken, South Carolina is progressing nicely. Restoration of two old railroad cars and an old caboose are also well under way. When these old…

Railroad Cut in Aiken

Aiken is located along the route of the first long distance steam railroad in America. In 1833, the “Best Friend” made the 136 mile trip from Charleston to Hamburg, a thriving river port and trading center on the Savannah River near Augusta. In the beginning the train had to be…