Trains expected to run on new Carolina Line in February

R.J. Corman locomotive in Lexington, Ky. ( Photo Credit: Anthony / )

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) – Trains are expected to be rolling again in February on a short line railroad linking Horry County, South Carolina, and Columbus County, North Carolina.

The R.J. Corman Railroad Co. in Kentucky bought the old Carolina Southern railroad earlier this year for $14 million.

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Local media outlets report that one of the engines for the new Corman Carolina Line was put on display Tuesday. It’s been four years since an engine ran on the 100 miles of track linking the states.

Corman had hoped to have trains running by the end of this year.

But that date was pushed back because recent floods damaged some of the line. The company said it was also helping getting tracks in the Columbia area in operating order.

Story: Copyright 2015 The Associated Press.

Photo: R.J. Corman locomotive in Lexington, Ky.  (Photo Credit: Anthony)