The Horry County Museum and The AVX Foundation present a lecture by Rodger Stroup. Mr. Stroup will speak on South Carolina’s Railroad Heritage on September 17, 2016.
From 1830 to the mid-20th century, railroads were the primary means of moving people and products across the state. While hundreds of miles of track have been abandoned since the 1950s, remnants of bridges, tunnels, cuts, culverts, and roadbeds still remain. Rodger Stroup with the SC Railroad Museum will show examples of structures like roundhouses, water tanks, coal bunkers, and maintenance sheds, as well as trackside vignettes and historic railcars that were once common but are now rarely seen.
The program begins at 1 pm in the McCown Auditorium located at 805 Main Street, Conway SC. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, and to view a full list of programs this year, visit our website at www.horrycountymuseum.org or call at 843.915.5320.