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 Post subject: Swamp Rabbit Railroad
PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2004 12:22 am 

Anybody heard of a Swamp Rabbit Railroad in the Carolinas? I have a postcard showing a diamond-stacked engine (a fake stack obviously) but have no idea what the engine is or anything about the railroad. Anybody know more about this line?

Thanks,
Ed Kelley

ed.kelley@discoverlivesteam.com


  
 
 Post subject: Re: Swamp Rabbit Railroad
PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2004 7:49 am 

If memory serves, no doubt Jim Wrinn can be more specific, this early tourist line ran with an ex Cliffisde RR Vulcan built 2-6-2 now rusting at Stone Mountain. Of course, I could be confused - there were many tourist lines that had half-lives back in the '60s. I believe the line was on a bit of old logging or branchline in South Carolina.

dave

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 Post subject: Re: Swamp Rabbit Railroad
PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2004 9:23 am 

Dave, You're right on target about the Swamp Rabbit. It ran at the very northern end of the Greenville & Northern at Cleveland, S.C., part of an amuseument park type complex with ex-Cliffside 2-6-2 110, now at Stone Mountain, suffed and mounted. I've seen an article on the Swamp Rabbit by William S. Cannon (later the Clinchfield's Public Relations Director during 4-6-0 No. 1's ramblings 1968-1979), who was an engineer there and is retired college professor today. The line was operational in the early 60s, just after the Cliffside quit steam. And yes, it would be a perfect engine for the yard shuffle at Spencer...Just show me the $. Jim

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 Post subject: Re: Swamp Rabbit Railroad
PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2004 4:49 pm 

> Dave, You're right on target about the Swamp
> Rabbit. It ran at the very northern end of
> the Greenville & Northern at Cleveland,
> S.C., part of an amuseument park type
> complex with ex-Cliffside 2-6-2 110, now at
> Stone Mountain, suffed and mounted. I've
> seen an article on the Swamp Rabbit by
> William S. Cannon (later the Clinchfield's
> Public Relations Director during 4-6-0 No.
> 1's ramblings 1968-1979), who was an
> engineer there and is retired college
> professor today. The line was operational in
> the early 60s, just after the Cliffside quit
> steam. And yes, it would be a perfect engine
> for the yard shuffle at Spencer...Just show
> me the $. Jim

I believe the cars at the Handy Dandy RR in Denton, NC were originally converted by/for the Swamp Rabbit. They were originally SAL 5200-series cabooses.

The South Carolina Railroad Museum
mconrad@msmgmt.com


  
 
 Post subject: Re: Swamp Rabbit Railroad *PIC*
PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2004 5:45 pm 

I've linked a postcard view of the Swamp Rabbit. It's a nice color view that I got in a package with some other postcards. Previously I had not heard of this operation.

-Ed Kelley

Swamp Rabbit Postcard
ed.kelley@discoverlivesteam.com


  
 
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