Railroad Cut in Aiken

Railroad Cut in Aiken

Railroad Cut Aiken South CarolinaAiken 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 pulled up a 400 foot inline coming from the present location of Warrenville to the top near where Park Avenue now curves into Hayne Avenue. Later in 1869 the stationary engine was replaced with a deep cut for the tracks.

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