More than 2,400 miles of railroad track run through South Carolina alone. The largest freight railroads in the country, Norfolk Southern Railway and CSX Transportation, serve Aiken and Edgefield. The railroads bisect the region, carrying wood, chemicals, and plastics: CSX serves western Aiken County, namely Jackson and Beech Island, while Norfolk Southern’s mainline serves Aiken and Graniteville in Aiken County as well as Trenton and Johnston in Edgefield County. Aiken County owns a 4-mile Norfolk Southern spur that connects rail service directly with Aiken County’s Sage Mill Industrial Park. Available sites along that spur range from 15 to 150 acres; in Aiken and Edgefield overall, available rail sites with highway access range from 20 to 1500 acres.
Passenger rail service is available through Amtrak in Columbia and Charleston.
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