Miley Train Depot – Miley, South Carolina

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Miley is a small, unincorporated community located in Hampton County. The Miley Train Depot was constructed in the early 1900s and served residents along the area’s only railroad line until 1957, when passenger service was discontinued.

Miley Depot

Andy Hunter of North Augusta, 2014 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

The Hampton and Branchville Railroad was chartered in 1891 to accommodate the region’s thriving logging industry. The line originally ran from the town of Hamburg and continued through Hampton into Colleton County and Orangeburg County. It’s currently being used by CSX to transport coal and kraft paper to facilities in Canadys.

Miley Train Depot

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Miley Train Depot Info

Address: Old Salkenhatchie Highway and Mozzelle Highway, Miley, SC 29933

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5 Comments about Miley Train Depot

james l williamsNo Gravatar says:
January 9th, 2015 at 1:08 pm

I was born in a house in Miley near the tracks. My father worked for the Lightsey Rail Road as a fireman, shoveling coal in the engines.

Ben ThomasNo Gravatar says:
July 13th, 2014 at 6:09 pm

My grandfather, James Thomas, was the train engineer for Lightsey Brothers in the 1920’s and 30’s. I grew up in Walterboro, and he died when I was little. We children heard many stories of him hauling logs to the mill.

William HumphriesNo Gravatar says:
April 21st, 2014 at 12:12 pm

I grew up in Miley along with twin brother, LeRoy. My dad was employed by Lightsey Brothers and my Mother retired as Postmaster in Miley. We went to the two-room school house through the fifth grade. Not much left there now. Mr. Horace Roberts’ house is still occupied. The original train barn burned some years ago. The railroad is no longer running after SCE&G closed their Cannadys generating plant.

Henry Young JrNo Gravatar says:
September 22nd, 2013 at 7:39 pm

I was born and raised in Miley, S.C. I left there in 1955 at the age of 19. I remember the trolley car, “200,” transporting passengers and mail from Hampton to Branchville, S.C. The one-coach trolley car was equipped with a diesel engine. One could ride the entire route for 10 or 15 cents. I used to volunteer and help the coach operator for a free ride. I am now retired and lives in N.Y. I was so happy to ride on that trolley car called “200.”

BruceNo Gravatar says:
August 8th, 2012 at 8:53 am

Reminds me of Shoals Junction in 1976 when I moved home after 16 years.


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