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50th Anniversary of the Last Run of the Carolina Special

December 5, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Free

After 53 years of running from Charleston to Asheville and beyond to the Midwest, the passenger train the Carolina Special made its final run up the Saluda Grade 50 years ago on Dec. 5, 1968. To commemorate this occasion, the Saluda Historic Depot invites everyone to a drop-in reception at the Historic Saluda Depot from 6 to 7:30pm. There will be special guests, speakers and refreshments. Bill Schafer, retired from the Norfolk-Southern and co-founder of the Southern Railroad Historical Association, will provide a brief history of the Carolina Special and conclude with some personal memories of the train, especially on Dec. 5, 1968.

Details

Date:
December 5, 2018
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Organizer

Cathy Jackson
Phone:
828-817-2876
Email:
cathy@saludalifestyles.com

Venue

Saluda Historic Depot
32 Main St.
Saluda, NC United States
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Website:
savesaludadepot@gmail.com