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50th Anniversary of the Last Run of the Carolina Special
December 5, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pmFree
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.