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There are two kinds of trains. The one that is run by a corporate entity and the people all act like automatons, and the ones run by members or volunteers that love their job enough to do it for free. Now I personally am not...More
The all volunteer staff show their dedication to your enjoyment and truly know the history of the trains and track path. Make time to join in on one of the train rides through out the year as well as exploring the stationary cars. You will...More
Took some friends on the train several years ago. Trip was interesting, but begs for some narration to explain what we’re seeing out the windows. Even a recorded message would work. There’s so much history on the trip. Passengers need to know!
Been on a few old time railroads, but this was the only time I had been in a two level passenger car! We took the Santa train with my grand kids. The "guide" was entertaining and told us a lot about the train. KIds were...More
The Museum is easy to find off I-77 outside of Columbia , SC. My husband loves trains so we purchased a night train ride that included a BBQ dinner. $30 per person. We arrived early and toured the gallery, giftshop and a set of train...More
For the last year plus, I have driven by Interstate exits pointing to the SC Railroad Museum, but have until now not had the opportunity to stop by.
A couple of weekends back I made a day trip to the museum to see what they...More
My family attended a train ride with naturalist Rudy Mancke. It was a wonderful experience. The open air train car was a great way to see midlands SC nature, including an old granite quarry and a train depot. The SC Railroad museum crew was fantastic....More
It’s been several years since I did this. Best I can recall is it takes about an hour or more to ride to the end of the line and back. Santa takes his time and walks through the train while it’s rolling along and talks with... More
It’s been several years since I did this. Best I can recall is it takes about an hour or more to ride to the end of the line and back. Santa takes his time and walks through the train while it’s rolling along and talks with everyone along the way.